U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-23

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
8 Jan 1940Kiel15 Jan 1940Wilhelmshaven8 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Otto Kretschmer

Oblt. Adalbert Schnee

Oblt. Hans-Diedrich Freiherr von Tiesenhausen

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 4 daily positions for the 8 days U-23 was at sea.

Departure from Kiel on 8 Jan 1940.
9 Jan 1940 - 10 Jan 1940 - 11 Jan 1940 - 12 Jan 1940 - 13 Jan 1940 - 14 Jan 1940 -
Arrival at Wilhelmshaven on 15 Jan 1940.

Ships hit by U-23 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
11 Jan 1940U-23Otto Kretschmer Fredville1,150nwA
12 Jan 1940U-23Otto Kretschmer Danmark (t.)10,517daB

2 ships sunk (11,667 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
(t.) means the ship was a total loss (included in ships & tonnage lost).

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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