List of all U-boats

U-597

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered16 Jan 1940
Laid down13 Jan 1941 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 573)
Launched1 Oct 1941
Commissioned20 Nov 1941Kptlt. Eberhard Bopst
Commanders
20 Nov 1941 - 12 Oct 1942  KrvKpt. Eberhard Bopst
Career
2 patrols
20 Nov 1941-30 Jun 1942  8. Flottille (training)
1 Jul 1942-12 Oct 1942  1. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 12 Oct, 1942 south-west of Iceland, in position 56.50N, 28.05W, by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (Sqdn. 120/H). 49 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 2 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-597 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Wolf (13 Jul 1942 - 30 Jul 1942)
   Pirat (30 Jul 1942 - 3 Aug 1942)
   Steinbrinck (3 Aug 1942 - 11 Aug 1942)
   Blitz (22 Sep 1942 - 26 Sep 1942)
   Tiger (26 Sep 1942 - 30 Sep 1942)
   Luchs (1 Oct 1942 - 6 Oct 1942)
   Panther (6 Oct 1942 - 12 Oct 1942)
   Leopard (12 Oct 1942 - 12 Oct 1942)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-597 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


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Media links


U-Boat Adventures

Wiggins, Melanie


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay