Patrol info for U-593
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|1 Dec 1943||Toulon||13 Dec 1943||Lost||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 1 Dec 1943.
2 Dec 1943 - 3 Dec 1943 - 4 Dec 1943 - 5 Dec 1943 - 6 Dec 1943 - 7 Dec 1943 - 8 Dec 1943 - 9 Dec 1943 - 10 Dec 1943 - 11 Dec 1943 - 12 Dec 1943 -
Sunk on 13 Dec 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
13 Dec 1943
00.30 hrs, Mediterranean, NE of Bougie, Algeria: the boat was attacked by Wellington aircraft MP816 (36 Sqn RAF/B, pilot F/O C.F. Parker) during the Swamp operation that followed the sinking of HMS Tynedale and HMS Holcombe by U-593 on 12 December. The aircraft approached the U-boat after radar contact but the Leigh Light failed and it was hit in the port wing and tailplane by very accurate AA fire. The tail gunner fired 600 rounds at U-593 and a sighting report was made that led to her sinking by the US destroyer USS Wainwright and the British escort destroyer HMS Calpe. The damaged Wellington landed safely at Bone. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)
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