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Patrol info for U-563

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
29 Nov 1941Brest3 Dec 1941Lorient5 days


Officers *

Oblt. Klaus Heinrich Bargsten

Oblt. Klaus Petersen

Ltn. G√ľnther Ruppelt

Ltn. Walter-Ernst Koch

Gert Mannesmann

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-563

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

Departure from Brest on 29 Nov 1941.
30 Nov 1941 - 1 Dec 1941 - 2 Dec 1941 -
Arrival at Lorient on 3 Dec 1941.

Ships hit by U-563 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-563 during this patrol

30 Nov 1941
Bay of Biscay, outbound from Brest, France: the boat was attacked by a British Whitley bomber (502 Sqn RAF, pilot W.W. Cave), which dropped six depth charges that damaged to boat so much she was unable to dive. The aircraft then strafed the boat, wounding the commander in the shoulder. U-563 reached Lorient on 3 Dec, but was so severely damaged she had to return to Germany to be rebuilt. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 401)

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