U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-610

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
12 Sep 1942Kiel31 Oct 1942St. Nazaire50 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Walter Freiherr von Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen

Ltn. Friedrich Weitz

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-610

We have daily positions for all 50 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-610 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Luchs (27 Sep 1942 - 6 Oct 1942)
   Panther (6 Oct 1942 - 20 Oct 1942)

Ships hit by U-610 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
29 Sep 1942U-610Walter Freiherr von Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen Lifland2,254brSC-101A
19 Oct 1942U-610Walter Freiherr von Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen Steel Navigator5,718amON-137B

2 ships sunk (7,972 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

General Events during this patrol


19 Oct 1942. A hard-won success for U-610. The boat fired three torpedoes at the American steam merchant Steel Navigator at 13.03hrs, but without result. When the ship replied with gunfire, the U-boat dived, but continued to follow the ship. At 19.46hrs a second attack with two torpedoes was successful.

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Attacks on U-610 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-610 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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