U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-521

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
6 Oct 1942Kristiansand8 Dec 1942Lorient64 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Klaus Heinrich Bargsten

Oblt. Wolf-Dietrich Damerow

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-521

We have daily positions for all 64 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-521 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Kreuzotter (8 Nov 1942 - 21 Nov 1942)

Ships hit by U-521 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
2 Nov 1942U-521Klaus Heinrich Bargsten Hartington5,496brSC-107A
3 Nov 1942U-521Klaus Heinrich Bargsten Hahira6,855amSC-107B

2 ships sunk (12,351 tons).

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General Events during this patrol


12 Nov 1942. U-521 transferred a medical case to U-117; and U-413 transferred another to U-71, both in mid Atlantic.

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Attacks on U-521 during this patrol

31 Oct 1942
A Hudson bomber (Sqdn 145) attacked while U-521 was engaging convoy SC 107. Minor damage. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 45.)

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