U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-566

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
28 Oct 1942Brest1 Dec 1942Brest35 days


Officers *

Oblt. Gerhard Remus

Oblt. August-Wilhelm Hewicker

Oblt. Gustav L├╝ssow

Hans Johannsen

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-566

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

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-566 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Natter (2 Nov 1942 - 8 Nov 1942)
   Westwall (8 Nov 1942 - 22 Nov 1942)

Ships hit by U-566 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
7 Nov 1942U-566Gerhard Remus Glenlea4,252brON-142A

1 ship sunk (4,252 tons).

General Events during this patrol


25 Nov 1942. Heavy weather in the North Atlantic. A lookout on U-566 broke his arm and the commander of U-608 was also injured as a result of very bad weather.

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Attacks on U-566 during this patrol

17 Nov 1942
08.56 hrs, west of Gibraltar: U-566 attempted to evade an attack from British Hudson Mk.III FH240 (RAF Sqn 233/U, pilot Sgt Eric H. Smith) by diving. The aircraft dropped four depth charges just ahead of the wash and subseqently observed a large patch of oil on the surface. U-566 escaped with damage to the bow planes and an untraceable oil leak which forced her to operate further away from the coast during the rest of the patrol. (Sources: Franks)

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