U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-593

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
2 Nov 1942La Spezia16 Nov 1942La Spezia15 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Gerd Kelbling

Ltn. Hubertus Korndörfer

Ltn. Max Dobbert

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

We have daily positions for all 15 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-593 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
12 Nov 1942U-593Gerd Kelbling Browning5,332brKMS-2A

1 ship sunk (5,332 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-593 during this patrol

12 Nov 1942
The boat sank the British freighter Browning and was hunted for 16 hours by Allied escorts for her efforts. She nonetheless escaped. (Clay Blair lists this in his book as due to U-595, but U-593 was responsible). (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 99)

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