U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-589

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
24 Mar 1942Kirkenes2 Apr 1942Kirkenes10 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Hans-Joachim Horrer

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-589

We have daily positions for all 10 days on this patrol.

Departure from Kirkenes on 24 Mar 1942.
25 Mar 1942 - 26 Mar 1942 - 27 Mar 1942 - 28 Mar 1942 - 29 Mar 1942 - 30 Mar 1942 - 31 Mar 1942 - 1 Apr 1942 -
Arrival at Kirkenes on 2 Apr 1942.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-589 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Eiswolf (28 Mar 1942 - 31 Mar 1942)

Ships hit by U-589 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-589 during this patrol

1 Apr 1942
At 18.40 hrs U-589 fired four G7a torpedoes at HMS Niger, which was searching for the missing HMS Sulla from PQ 13 off Kola Inlet. The minesweeper took evasive action after three torpedo tracks were seen by lookouts in the calm sea and then dropped five depth charges in two runs after following down the tracks. No damage (Sources: Ritschel/ADM 199-1782)

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