Patrol info for U-601
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|14 Jul 1942||Narvik||3 Aug 1942||Kirkenes||21 days|
Kptlt. Peter-Ottmar Grau
Ltn. Kurt Hilbig
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-601
We have daily positions for all 21 days on this patrol.
Departure from Narvik on 14 Jul 1942.
15 Jul 1942 - 16 Jul 1942 - 17 Jul 1942 - 18 Jul 1942 - 19 Jul 1942 - 20 Jul 1942 - 21 Jul 1942 - 22 Jul 1942 - 23 Jul 1942 - 24 Jul 1942 - 25 Jul 1942 - 26 Jul 1942 - 27 Jul 1942 - 28 Jul 1942 - 29 Jul 1942 - 30 Jul 1942 - 31 Jul 1942 - 1 Aug 1942 - 2 Aug 1942 -
Arrival at Kirkenes on 3 Aug 1942.
Ships hit by U-601 during this patrol
General Events during this patrol
26 Jul 1942. At night U-601 entered Moller Bay in order to attack a radio station discovered two days earlier at Malye Karmakuly, Novaya Zemlya. It fired 44 shells from the 88mm deck gun and 280 rounds with the 20mm AA guns between 23.21 and 23.40 hours, destroying the radio station, three shelters, two storage sheds and two GST flying boats lying at anchor. Soviet soldiers initially returned fire and hit the U-boat once in the conning tower fairing, but were soon silenced. An aircraft mechanic was killed and four other men wounded during the shelling. U-601 ceased the attack after running slightly aground in an attempt to fire at a small sailing vessel sheltered behind rocks.
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Attacks on U-601 during this patrol
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