U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-586

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
11 Oct 1942Skjomenfjord12 Oct 1942Harstad2 days
13 Oct 1942Harstad5 Nov 1942Skjomenfjord24 days
26 days
Sometimes patrols were split into several 'legs', for resupply and other matters.


Officers *

Kptlt. Dietrich von der Esch

Patrol description
A patrol in the Norwegian Sea that was hampered by bad weather in the beginning and eventually shorter than planned due to mechanical troubles with the exhaust valves, but a special task to reconnoiter Jan Mayen was carried out as ordered on 28/29 October.

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-586

We have daily positions for all 26 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-586 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
2 Nov 1942U-586Dietrich von der Esch Empire Gilbert6,640brA

1 ship sunk (6,640 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

General Events during this patrol


28 Oct 1942. U-586 made a ground reconnaissance of Jan Mayen Island in Mary Muss Bay.

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Attacks on U-586 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-586 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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