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Patrol info for U-601

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
30 Jul 1943Hammerfest28 Aug 1943Narvik30 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Peter-Ottmar Grau

Ltn. Walter-Bruno Koch

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-601

We have 29 daily positions for the 30 days U-601 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-601 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol


20 Aug 1943. U-601 rescued the crew of a drifting Blohm & Voss BV138C-1 WNr 0311039 (2./SAGr 130, 6I+KK) in the Barents Sea about 30 miles north-west of Severny Island, Novaya Zemlya at 2255hrs. The flying boat made an emergency landing while returning from Operation Wunderland II (planned attack of the German heavy cruiser Lützow on the Siberian sea route) and was taken in tow by the U-boat, but worsening weather and the appearance of Soviet patrol aircraft forced U-601 to scuttle the aircraft at 0313hrs on 21 August.

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Attacks on U-601 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-601 duing this patrol.

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Mine-laying operations during this patrol

U-601 laid mines on the following dates during this patrol:

21 Jul 194304h1009h35AT 4834Belushya Bay, Novaya Zemlya24 TMB

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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