U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-539

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
29 Dec 1943Lorient30 Dec 1943Lorient2 days
2 Jan 1944Lorient21 Mar 1944St. Nazaire80 days
82 days
Sometimes patrols were split into several 'legs', for resupply and other matters.


Officers *

Oblt. Hans-J├╝rgen Lauterbach-Emden

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-539

We have 81 daily positions for the 82 days U-539 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-539 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol


2 Jan 1944. U-539 became the first U-boat to go on combat patrol fitted with a Schnorchel submerged ventilation apparatus when she left Lorient, France on 2 January 1944.

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Attacks on U-539 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-539 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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