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Patrol info for U-561


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
12 Sep 1942Messina4 Oct 1942La Spezia23 days

Commander

Officers *


Oblt. Heinz Schomburg
1WO

Oblt. Hans-J├╝rgen Reese

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-561


We have 21 daily positions for the 23 days U-561 was at sea.

Departure from Messina on 12 Sep 1942.
13 Sep 1942 - 14 Sep 1942 - 15 Sep 1942 - 16 Sep 1942 - 17 Sep 1942 - 18 Sep 1942 - 19 Sep 1942 - 20 Sep 1942 - 21 Sep 1942 - 22 Sep 1942 - 23 Sep 1942 - 24 Sep 1942 - 25 Sep 1942 - 26 Sep 1942 - 27 Sep 1942 - 28 Sep 1942 -
Arrival at Salamis on 29 Sep 1942.

Departure from Salamis on 30 Sep 1942.
1 Oct 1942 - 2 Oct 1942 - 3 Oct 1942 -
Arrival at La Spezia on 4 Oct 1942.

Ships hit by U-561 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
24 Sep 1942U-561Heinz Schomburg Sphinx39agA
 39

1 ship sunk (39 tons).

General Events during this patrol

1942

23 Sep 1942. U-561 was forced to return to her base in the Mediterranean due to technical problems.

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Attacks on U-561 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-561 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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