U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-23

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
1 Nov 1939Kiel9 Nov 1939Kiel9 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Otto Kretschmer

Oblt. Adalbert Schnee

Patrol description

Minelaying patrol to the Cromarty Firth.

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

We have 2 daily positions for the 9 days U-23 was at sea.

Departure from Kiel on 1 Nov 1939.
2 Nov 1939 - 3 Nov 1939 - 4 Nov 1939 - 5 Nov 1939 - 6 Nov 1939 - 7 Nov 1939 - 8 Nov 1939 -
Arrival at Kiel on 9 Nov 1939.

Ships hit by U-23 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol


4 Nov 1939. U-23 laid nine mines in the North Sea off Cromarty Firth, Scotland, but without result.

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Attacks on U-23 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-23 duing this patrol.

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Mine-laying operations during this patrol

U-23 laid mines on the following dates during this patrol:

4 Nov 193910h0810h54AN 1759Cromarty Firth9 TMB

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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