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U-537

CountryGermany
Ship ClassType IX-class Submarine

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U-537 Operational Timeline

18 Sep 1943 U-537 departed Kiel, Germany for her first war patrol. She carried Wetter-Funkgerät Land-26 weather station equipment along with meteorology expert Dr. Kurt Sommermeyer and his assistant Walter Hildebrant on board.
22 Oct 1943 U-537 arrived in Martin Bay, Labrador, Newfoundland and began establishing Weather Station Kurt under the direction of meteorologist Kurt Sommermeyer. Meanwhile, crew members of the submarine repaired damage caused by a storm days earlier.
23 Oct 1943 U-537 departed Martin Bay, Labrador, Newfoundland after installing Weather Station Kurt and repairing the submarine's storm damage.
8 Dec 1943 U-537 arrived at Lorient, France, ending her first war patrol.

Photographs

Commanding Officer Kapitänleutnant Peter Schrewe on the bridge of the German Type IXC/40 submarine U-537, Atlantic Ocean, Oct 1943.Inflatable rubber rafts on the after deck of German U-537 in Martin Bay, Labrador, Dominion of Newfoundland (now Canada) on 22 Oct 1943. The rafts were used to take pieces of Weather Station Kurt ashore to the Hutton Peninsula.
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Commanding Officer Kapitänleutnant Peter Schrewe on the bridge of the German Type IXC/40 submarine U-537, Atlantic Ocean, Oct 1943.Inflatable rubber rafts on the after deck of German U-537 in Martin Bay, Labrador, Dominion of Newfoundland (now Canada) on 22 Oct 1943. The rafts were used to take pieces of Weather Station Kurt ashore to the Hutton Peninsula.
See all 5 photographs of Submarine U-537


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