U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-523

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
22 May 1943Lorient26 May 1943Lorient5 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Werner Pietzsch

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

We have daily positions for all 5 days on this patrol.

Departure from Lorient on 22 May 1943.
23 May 1943 - 24 May 1943 - 25 May 1943 -
Arrival at Lorient on 26 May 1943.

Ships hit by U-523 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-523 during this patrol

24 May 1943
11.22 hrs, Bay of Biscay, outbound: six bombs from a British Whitley bomber (10 OTU RAF/J, pilot Sgt C.S. Chatton) caused severe damage and the boat was forced to return to base at Lorient. (Sources: Norman Franks)

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