U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-23

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
1 Oct 1939Wilhelmshaven16 Oct 1939Kiel16 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Otto Kretschmer

Oblt. Adalbert Schnee

Patrol description

Patrol in the North Sea off the Shetland and Orkney Islands.

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

We have 15 daily positions for the 16 days U-23 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-23 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
4 Oct 1939U-23Otto Kretschmer Glen Farg876brA

1 ship sunk (876 tons).

General Events during this patrol

We have no events listed for this patrol.

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Attacks on U-23 during this patrol

14 Oct 1939
The British submarine HMS Sturgeon (Lt. G.D.A. Gregory, RN) fired three torpedoes at U-23 in the Skagerrak some 20 nautical miles WNW of Skagen, Denmark in position 57º49N, 09º59E. All three missed.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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