U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-565

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
8 Apr 1943La Spezia12 May 1943La Spezia35 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Wilhelm Franken

Oblt. Ludwig Schaafhausen

Friedrich Horst

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-565

We have daily positions for all 35 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-565 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
20 Apr 1943U-565Wilhelm Franken Sidi-Bel-Abbès4,392frUGS-7A
20 Apr 1943U-565Wilhelm Franken Michigan5,594amUGS-7B

2 ships sunk (9,986 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-565 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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