U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-23

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
9 Sep 1939Wilhelmshaven21 Sep 1939Kiel13 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Otto Kretschmer

Oblt. Adalbert Schnee

Patrol description

Patrol in the North Sea off the east coast of Scotland. On 17 September, the boat was out of torpedoes after two unsuccessful attacks and returned to Kiel for an overhaul. On its way through the Skagerrak U-23 controlled five neutral ships for contraband but they were all bound for neutral harbours.

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-23

We have 2 daily positions for the 13 days U-23 was at sea.

Departure from Wilhelmshaven on 9 Sep 1939.
10 Sep 1939 - 11 Sep 1939 - 12 Sep 1939 - 13 Sep 1939 - 14 Sep 1939 - 15 Sep 1939 - 16 Sep 1939 - 17 Sep 1939 - 18 Sep 1939 - 19 Sep 1939 - 20 Sep 1939 -
Arrival at Kiel on 21 Sep 1939.

Ships hit by U-23 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-23 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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