Patrol info for U-563
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|4 Oct 1941||Brest||1 Nov 1941||Brest||29 days|
Oblt. Klaus Heinrich Bargsten
Oblt. Klaus Petersen
Ltn. Günther Ruppelt
Ltn. Walter-Ernst Koch
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-563
We have daily positions for all 29 days on this patrol.
Departure from Brest on 4 Oct 1941.
5 Oct 1941 - 6 Oct 1941 - 7 Oct 1941 - 8 Oct 1941 - 9 Oct 1941 - 10 Oct 1941 - 11 Oct 1941 - 12 Oct 1941 - 13 Oct 1941 - 14 Oct 1941 - 15 Oct 1941 - 16 Oct 1941 - 17 Oct 1941 - 18 Oct 1941 - 19 Oct 1941 - 20 Oct 1941 - 21 Oct 1941 - 22 Oct 1941 - 23 Oct 1941 - 24 Oct 1941 - 25 Oct 1941 - 26 Oct 1941 - 27 Oct 1941 - 28 Oct 1941 - 29 Oct 1941 - 30 Oct 1941 - 31 Oct 1941 -
Arrival at Brest on 1 Nov 1941.
Ships hit by U-563 during this patrol
General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-563 during this patrol
5 Oct 1941
10.30 hrs, Bay of Biscay, outbound: Blenheim Z7406 (1404 MetFlt RAF/A, pilot P/O Jack Coleman) made a dive bomb attack, but had to circle to lose height and by mistake only dropped one instead of both 250lb A/S bombs on the diving U-563, causing no damage. The Blenheim then proceeded to patrol ahead of the original course of U-563, but instead came across U-565. (Sources: KTB U-563/ADM 199-1782)
25 Oct 1941
While preparing to attack convoy HG 75 the boat was attacked by one of the escorts, the British corvette HMS Heliotrope (K 03). The boat was driven under but not damaged by the depth charges dropped by the corvette.
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