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Patrol info for U-568

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
4 Dec 1941St. Nazaire17 Jan 1942La Spezia45 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Joachim Preuss

Oblt. Gerhard Th├Ąter

Oblt. Adolf Oelrich

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

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Ships hit by U-568 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
24 Dec 1941U-568Joachim Preuss HMS Salvia (K 97)925brTA-5A

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

9 Jan 1942
The target of the attack by a Sunderland flying boat (230 Sqn RAF/X) on 9 January 1942 off Sidi Barrani, Egypt in position 32.22N, 26.54E, believed to have sunk U-577, was actually U-568, which suffered only minor damage. (Sources: 1990-11-01, FDS/NHB)

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