|Ordered||22 May 1940|
|Laid down||10 Feb 1941||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 577)|
|Launched||29 Oct 1941|
|Commissioned||18 Dec 1941||Oblt. Peter-Ottmar Grau|
|Successes||4 ships sunk, total tonnage 8,869 GRT|
Sunk 25 Feb 1944 in the Arctic Ocean north-west of Narvik, Norway, in position 70.26N, 12.40E, by depth charges from a British Catalina aircraft (Sqdn. 210/M). 51 dead (all hands lost).
U-601 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Boreas (19 Nov 1942 - 6 Dec 1942)
Wiking (20 Sep 1943 - 3 Oct 1943)
Eisenbart (19 Dec 1943 - 5 Jan 1944)
Isegrim (16 Jan 1944 - 27 Jan 1944)
Werwolf (27 Jan 1944 - 1 Feb 1944)
General notes on this boat
In August 1943 the boat rescued survivors from a Luftwaffe flying boat that had crashed into the sea. She brought them to Narvik, Norway on 28 August.
Men lost from the boat
4 May 1943
The II WO on U-601 was killed in a machine gun misfire.
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Coat of Arms of Hamburg