Patrol info for U-593
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|26 Oct 1943||Toulon||7 Nov 1943||Toulon||13 days|
Kptlt. Gerd Kelbling
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-593
We have daily positions for all 13 days on this patrol.
Departure from Toulon on 26 Oct 1943.
27 Oct 1943 - 28 Oct 1943 - 29 Oct 1943 - 30 Oct 1943 - 31 Oct 1943 - 1 Nov 1943 - 2 Nov 1943 - 3 Nov 1943 - 4 Nov 1943 - 5 Nov 1943 - 6 Nov 1943 -
Arrival at Toulon on 7 Nov 1943.
Ships hit by U-593 during this patrol
General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-593 during this patrol
3 Nov 1943
After U-593 sank Mont Viso of convoy KMS 30, she was forced to dive when another ship in the convoy opened fire on her. The U-boat then reloaded the torpedo tubes, but was located at 02.30 hrs on returning to periscope depth by HMS Bryony, collecting survivors astern of the convoy. The corvette immediately dropped eight well-aimed depth charges and was shortly thereafter joined in the hunt by HMS Haydon. They were unable to regain contact and soon rejoined the convoy. U-593 inadvertently plunged to a depth of 220m (722ft) and was later forced to break off the patrol due to leaks and problems with the torpedo tubes. (Sources: KTB U-593/ADM 199-976)
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