U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-603

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
5 May 1943Brest16 Jul 1943Brest73 days


Officers *

Oblt. Rudolf Baltz

Ltn. Karl-Heinz Schröter

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-603

We have daily positions for all 73 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-603 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Oder (17 May 1943 - 19 May 1943)
   Mosel (19 May 1943 - 24 May 1943)
   Trutz (1 Jun 1943 - 16 Jun 1943)
   Trutz 2 (16 Jun 1943 - 29 Jun 1943)
   Geier 1 (30 Jun 1943 - 14 Jul 1943)

Ships hit by U-603 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
12 May 1943U-603Rudolf Baltz Brand4,819nwHX-237A

1 ship sunk (4,819 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-603 during this patrol

8 Jul 1943
An attack by a British Catalina flying boat (202 Sqn RAF, pilot G. Powell) left the boat with minor damage. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 345)

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