U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-596

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
28 Sep 1943Salamis10 Oct 1943Pola13 days


Officers *

Oblt. Victor-Wilhelm Nonn

Ltn. Hans-Georg Müller

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-596

We have daily positions for all 13 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-596 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
4 Oct 1943U-596Victor-Wilhelm Nonn Marit5,542nwXT-4A

1 ship sunk (5,542 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-596 during this patrol

4 Oct 1943
14.17 hrs, approx. 75 miles west of Derna, Libya: the submerged boat was located by HMS Gloxinia following a successful attack on convoy XT 4. The corvette carried out four depth charge runs before losing contact. U-596 was damaged but managed to escape the A/S sweep of the area after she surfaced during the night without being detected. (Sources: ADM 199/773)

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