U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-568

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
3 Aug 1941Trondheim10 Sep 1941St. Nazaire39 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Joachim Preuss

Oblt. Adolf Oelrich

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-568

We have daily positions for all 39 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-568 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Grönland (10 Aug 1941 - 23 Aug 1941)
   Kurfürst (23 Aug 1941 - 2 Sep 1941)
   Seewolf (2 Sep 1941 - 8 Sep 1941)

Ships hit by U-568 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
12 Aug 1941U-568Joachim Preuss HMS Picotee (K 63)925brON-4A

1 ship sunk (925 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-568 during this patrol

12 Aug 1941
U-568 attacked convoy ON 4 southeast of Iceland, sinking the British corvette HMS Picotee, but missing a freighter. The other escorts counterattacked and held the boat down while the convoy escaped. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 335)

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