U-537

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U-537 Type IXC/40
Feldpost Number M 49 804
Construction Yard Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg-Finkenwärder
Yard Number 355
Ordered 10th Apr 1941
Keel laid 10th Apr 1942
Launched 7th Nov 1942
Commissioned 27th Jan 1943
Baubelehrung 8.KLA, Hamburg
Training, Flotillas and Duties
01.43 – 07.43 4.U-Flottille, Stettin
Ausbildungsboot (under training)
08.43 – 09.44 10.U-Flottille, Lorient
Frontboot (operational)
10.44 – 11.44 33.U-Flottille, Flensburg
Frontboot (operational)
Commanders
27.01.43 – 09.11.44 KL Peter Schrewe
Operations information for U-537
18.09.1943 – 23.09.1943
First Sailing
U-537 left Kiel under the command of Peter Schrewe on 18th Sep 1943 and arrived at Bergen on 23rd Sep 1943 after five days.
30.09.1943 – 08.12.1943
Second Sailing – active patrol
On the 30th Sep 1943, U-537 left Bergen under the command of Peter Schrewe and after nearly ten weeks arrived at Lorient on 8th Dec 1943.
25.03.1944 – 02.08.1944
Third Sailing – active patrol
U-537 departed under Peter Schrewe from Lorient on 25th Mar 1944 and arrived at Batavia on 2nd Aug 1944 after eighteen and a half weeks.
01.10.1944 – 01.10.1944
Fourth Sailing
U-537 left Batavia under the command of Peter Schrewe on 1st Oct 1944 and arrived at Soerabaja on the same day.
09.11.1944 – 09.11.1944
Fifth Sailing – active patrol
On the 9th Nov 1944, U-537 left Soerabaja under the command of Peter Schrewe. On the 9th Nov 1944, U-537 was sunk