U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-506

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
6 Apr 1942Lorient15 Jun 1942Lorient71 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Erich Würdemann

Oblt. Fritz Schneewind

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-506

We have daily positions for all 71 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-506 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
3 May 1942U-506Erich Würdemann Sama567niA
10 May 1942U-506Erich Würdemann Aurora (d.)7,050amB
13 May 1942U-506Erich Würdemann Gulfpenn8,862amC
14 May 1942U-506Erich Würdemann David McKelvy (t.)6,821amD
16 May 1942U-506Erich Würdemann William C. McTarnahan (d.)7,306amE
16 May 1942U-506Erich Würdemann Sun (d.)9,002amF
17 May 1942U-506Erich Würdemann Gulfoil5,189amG
19 May 1942U-506Erich Würdemann Heredia4,732amH
20 May 1942U-506Erich Würdemann Halo6,986amI
28 May 1942U-506Erich Würdemann Yorkmoor4,457brJ
31 May 1942U-506Erich Würdemann Fred W. Green2,292brK

8 ships sunk (39,906 tons) and 3 ships damaged (23,358 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.
(t.) means the ship was a total loss (included in ships & tonnage lost).

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-506 during this patrol

11 May 1942
A US Navy Catalina flying boat attacked some 200 miles SSW of its base at Pensacola. Minor damage. (Sources: Ragnar J. Ragnarsson)

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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