WWII U-boat Successes

Ships hit by U-561

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Date Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
28 Jul 1941Robert Bartels Wrotham1,884brOG-69
11 Nov 1941Robert Bartels Meridian5,592paSC-53
14 Nov 1941Robert Bartels Crusader2,939paSC-53
14 May 1942Robert Bartels Fred (d.) [Mine]4,043gr
14 May 1942Robert Bartels Hav (t.) [Mine]5,062nw
14 May 1942Robert Bartels Mount Olympus [Mine]6,692gr
24 Sep 1942Heinz Schomburg Sphinx39ag

6 ships sunk (22,208 tons) and 1 ship damaged (4,043 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.
(t.) means the ship was a total loss (included in ships & tonnage lost).
[Mine] indicates the vessel was hit by a mine laid by said U-boat.

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ship sunk or total loss (5). ship damaged (2).

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