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Patrol info for U-539


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
1 May 1944St. Nazaire22 Sep 1944Flensburg145 days

Commander

Officers *


Kptlt. Hans-Jürgen Lauterbach-Emden
1WO

Oblt. Hans Götze

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-539

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We have 141 daily positions for the 145 days U-539 was at sea.

Departure from St. Nazaire on 1 May 1944.
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Arrival at Flensburg on 22 Sep 1944.

Ships hit by U-539 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
5 Jun 1944U-539Hans-Jürgen Lauterbach-Emden Pillory1,517pa
11 Jun 1944U-539Hans-Jürgen Lauterbach-Emden Casandra (d.)2,701nl
4 Jul 1944U-539Hans-Jürgen Lauterbach-Emden Kittanning (d.)10,195am
 14,413

1 ship sunk (1,517 tons) and 2 ships damaged (12,896 tons).

Legend
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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-539 during this patrol

11 Jun 1944
When shelling the Dutch tanker Casandra with the deck gun in an action just off Curaçao in the West Indies, the tanker returned fire, causing only minor damage but forcing U-539 to break off the attack. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 564)

12 Jun 1944
An American Mariner aircraft attacked the boat but she got away once again (hit by gunfire the day before from Dutch tanker). (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 564)

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