U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-531

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
13 Apr 1943Kiel6 May 1943Lost24 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Herbert Neckel

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-531

We have 23 daily positions for the 24 days U-531 was at sea.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-531 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Meise (25 Apr 1943 - 27 Apr 1943)
   Star (27 Apr 1943 - 4 May 1943)

Ships hit by U-531 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-531 during this patrol

22 Apr 1943
While racing from Kiel to join wolfpack Fink the boat was attacked twice by aircraft from Iceland, suffering minor damage. The first was a British Catalina (Sqdn 190/S) at 15.29 hrs and the second a British Fortress (Sqdn 206/D) at 22.00 hrs.

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