Patrol info for U-21
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|21 Mar 1940||Wilhelmshaven||27 Mar 1940||Mandal, Norway||7 days|
Kptlt. Wolf-Harro Stiebler
Oblt. Robert Bartels
Patrol in the North Sea off Southern Norway. At 23.30 hours on 26 March, U-21 ran aground at the Norwegian coast on Oddknuppen Island following a navigational error. The boat was interned by Norway, refloated on 28 March and towed to Mandal, later to Kristiansand-Marviken. After U-21 was recaptured by Germany in April 1940 it was transferred to Kiel and returned to service as training boat after being repaired.
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-21
We have 2 daily positions for the 7 days U-21 was at sea.
Ships hit by U-21 during this patrol
General Events during this patrol
27 Mar 1940. In Norwegian waters, a trawler pulled U-21 free after grounding the day before. The U-boat then entered Kristiansand harbour and was interned. U-21 was recaptured on 9 April after the invasion of Norway.
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Attacks on U-21 during this patrol
We have no recorded attacks on U-21 duing this patrol.
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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.