U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-537

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
18 Sep 1943Kiel23 Sep 1943Bergen6 days
30 Sep 1943Bergen8 Dec 1943Lorient70 days
76 days
Sometimes patrols were split into several 'legs', for resupply and other matters.


Officers *

Kptlt. Peter Schrewe

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-537

We have daily positions for all 76 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-537 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol


22 Oct 1943. U-537 set up an automatic weather station in Martin Bay, Labrador. See Weather station Kurt erected in Labrador in 1943.

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Attacks on U-537 during this patrol

31 Oct 1943
A Canadian Hudson aircraft (Sqdn 11) fired eight rockets at the boat which missed their mark. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 459)

10 Nov 1943
A Canadian Catalina aircraft (Sqdn 5) dropped four depth charges on the boat off Cape Race, Canada. The boat escaped unharmed. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 459)

11 Nov 1943
A Canadian Catalina flying boat (Sqdn 5) dropped four depth charges, causing slight damage. Ships called in to hunt her failed to locate the boat, which reached port on December 8. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 459)

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