U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-23

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
18 Jan 1940Wilhelmshaven29 Jan 1940Wilhelmshaven12 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. On 22 January, the boat tried to enter Sullom Voe but this was not possible due to net barrages and patrol vessels.

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

We have 3 daily positions for the 12 days U-23 was at sea.

Departure from Wilhelmshaven on 18 Jan 1940.
19 Jan 1940 - 20 Jan 1940 - 21 Jan 1940 - 22 Jan 1940 - 23 Jan 1940 - 24 Jan 1940 - 25 Jan 1940 - 26 Jan 1940 - 27 Jan 1940 - 28 Jan 1940 -
Arrival at Wilhelmshaven on 29 Jan 1940.

Ships hit by U-23 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
24 Jan 1940U-23Otto Kretschmer Varild1,085nwA

1 ship sunk (1,085 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

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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