U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-37

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
17 Aug 1940Lorient30 Aug 1940Lorient14 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Victor Oehrn

Ltn. Hans-G√ľnther Kuhlmann

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-37

We have daily positions for all 14 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-37 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
23 Aug 1940U-37Victor Oehrn Keret1,718nwOA-200A
23 Aug 1940U-37Victor Oehrn Severn Leigh5,242brOA-200B
24 Aug 1940U-37Victor Oehrn Brookwood5,100brOA-200C
24 Aug 1940U-37Victor Oehrn HMS Penzance (L 28)1,025brSC-1D
25 Aug 1940U-37Victor Oehrn Blairmore4,141brSC-1E
25 Aug 1940U-37Victor Oehrn Yewcrest3,774brOB-201F
27 Aug 1940U-37Victor Oehrn Theodoros T.3,409grG

7 ships sunk (24,409 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-37 during this patrol

24 Aug 1940
The boat was hit by both surface escorts and aircraft in mid-Atlantic and forced to abort to France. Date is approximate. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 180)

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