U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-546

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
26 Jan 1944Marviken23 Apr 1944Lorient89 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Paul Just

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-546

We have daily positions for all 89 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-546 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Igel 1 (9 Feb 1944 - 17 Feb 1944)
   Hai 1 (17 Feb 1944 - 22 Feb 1944)

Ships hit by U-546 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-546 during this patrol

16 Feb 1944
A Sunderland flying boat attacked U-546 in mid Atlantic. Although one man died and there was some minor damage to the diesel engines, the boat reported it was able to continue the patrol. [Matrosengefreiter Wilhelm van de Kamp] (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 500)

17 Apr 1944
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
British B-24 Liberator bomber BZ800 (RAF Sqdn 53/H, pilot F/L C. Roberts)

04.53 hrs, North of Finisterre, off the Bay of Biscay, inbound: after approaching using the Leigh Light, the Liberator dropped six depth charges, two to starboard and four to port of U-546 (which caused only minor damage) before the boat dived. The aircraft crashed into the sea 500m (547 yds) from U-546. All nine aircrew died.

(Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

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