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Patrol info for U-123

Date lookup for 23 Nov 1940

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
14 Nov 1940Lorient28 Nov 1940Lorient15 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Karl-Heinz Moehle

Oblt. Johann Jebsen

Oblt. Ernst Cordes

Walter Kaeding
StObStrm WO

Karl Fleige

U-123's position on 23 Nov 1940

Ships hit by U-123 on this date

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
23 Nov 1940U-123Karl-Heinz Moehle Oakcrest5,407brOB-244A
23 Nov 1940U-123Karl-Heinz Moehle King Idwal5,115brOB-244B
23 Nov 1940U-123Karl-Heinz Moehle Tymeric5,228brOB-244C
23 Nov 1940U-123Karl-Heinz Moehle Anten5,135swOB-244D

4 ships sunk (20,885 tons).

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General Events during this patrol


23 Nov 1940. After attacking convoy OB 244, U-123 collided with a piece of wreckage underwater and suffered heavy damage.

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Attacks on U-123 during this patrol

23 Nov 1940
While attacking convoy OB 244 (4 ships sunk) the boat was seriously damaged by a collision with an unidentified object (probably a convoy vessel) and had to return to France for 50 days of repairs. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 208)

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