U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-523

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
9 Feb 1943Kiel16 Apr 1943Lorient67 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Werner Pietzsch

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-523

We have 63 daily positions for the 67 days U-523 was at sea.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-523 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Burggraf (24 Feb 1943 - 5 Mar 1943)
   Westmark (6 Mar 1943 - 11 Mar 1943)
   Stürmer (11 Mar 1943 - 20 Mar 1943)
   Seeteufel (23 Mar 1943 - 30 Mar 1943)

Ships hit by U-523 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
19 Mar 1943U-523Werner Pietzsch Mathew Luckenbach5,848amHX-229A

1 ship sunk (5,848 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-523 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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