U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-593

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
2 Mar 1942Kiel28 Mar 1942St. Nazaire27 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Gerd Kelbling

Oblt. Wolfgang Schreiner

Ltn. Hubertus Korndörfer

Oblt. Hans Schrenk

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-593

We have 25 daily positions for the 27 days U-593 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-593 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-593 during this patrol

11 Mar 1942
21.26 hrs, approx three miles ahead of convoy PQ 13: gunfire from HMS Lamerton forced the boat to dive, after which she was kept submerged until darkness by four attacks using 25 depth charges from HMS Lamerton and HNoMS Newport. The boat escaped with minor damage. (Sources: Ritschel/ADM199-1782)

12 Mar 1942
12.06 hrs, Atlantic, west of Isle of Lewis, Scotland: the boat dived on being attacked by a British Hudson bomber (224 Sqn RAF/E) in the vicinity of convoy PQ 13. Three 250lb depth charges that were dropped ahead of the diving U-boat caused no damage. (Sources: Ritschel/ADM 199-1782)

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