U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-578

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
7 May 1942St. Nazaire3 Jul 1942St. Nazaire58 days


Officers *

KrvKpt. Ernst-August Rehwinkel

Oblt. Emil Claussen

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-578

We have daily positions for all 58 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-578 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Hecht (9 May 1942 - 11 May 1942)
   Pfadfinder (21 May 1942 - 27 May 1942)

Ships hit by U-578 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
27 May 1942U-578Ernst-August Rehwinkel Polyphemus6,269nlA
2 Jun 1942U-578Ernst-August Rehwinkel Berganger6,826nwB

2 ships sunk (13,095 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-578 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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