Patrol info for U-594
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|23 May 1943||St. Nazaire||5 Jun 1943||Lost||14 days|
Kptlt. Friedrich Mumm
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-594
We have daily positions for all 14 days on this patrol.
Departure from St. Nazaire on 23 May 1943.
24 May 1943 - 25 May 1943 - 26 May 1943 - 27 May 1943 - 28 May 1943 - 29 May 1943 - 30 May 1943 - 31 May 1943 - 1 Jun 1943 - 2 Jun 1943 - 3 Jun 1943 - 4 Jun 1943 -
Sunk on 5 Jun 1943.
Ships hit by U-594 during this patrol
General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-594 during this patrol
27 May 1943
21.50 hrs, vicinity of convoy SL 129: the boat was attacked by a British B-24 Liberator bomber (224 Sqn RAF/T, pilot F/S J.S. Edwards). The aircraft (misidentified as a Lancaster) had to abandon its first attack as the depth charges failed to release. Flak damaged the the inner port engine and nose. U-594 dived and escaped unscathed after six depth charges overshot astern in a second attack. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)
28 May 1943
15.30 hrs, Atlantic, W of Biscay, outbound: A British Halifax aircraft (502 Sqn RAF/H, pilot F/O A.J. Davey) located U-594 and exchanged gunfire: both claimed hits, but none were scored. U-594 then dived before the aircraft (misidentified as a Lancaster) could get into position for a bomb run, and the 600lb A/S bomb it subsequently dropped into the swirl exploded without result. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)
4 Jun 1943
The boat was attacked with rockets by a British Hudson aircraft (48 Sqn RAF/F) west of Gibraltar. This attack was formerly credited with the destruction of U-594, but it must have escaped with unknown damage only to be sunk by another Hudson from the same Squadron the next day. (Sources: Axel Niestlé & Eric Zimmerman)
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