U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-572

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
14 Mar 1942Brest14 May 1942La Pallice62 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Heinz Hirsacker

Oblt. Hans-G√ľnther Brosin

Ltn. Uwe Christiansen

Ltn. Arno Werr

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-572

We have daily positions for all 62 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-572 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
4 Apr 1942U-572Heinz Hirsacker Ensis (d.)6,207brA
16 Apr 1942U-572Heinz Hirsacker Desert Light2,368paB
20 Apr 1942U-572Heinz Hirsacker Empire Dryden7,164brC

2 ships sunk (9,532 tons) and 1 ship damaged (6,207 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-572 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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