U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-46

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
3 Oct 1939Kiel7 Nov 1939Kiel36 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Herbert Sohler

Oblt. Erich Topp

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-46

We have 32 daily positions for the 36 days U-46 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-46 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
17 Oct 1939U-46Herbert Sohler City of Mandalay7,028brHG-3A

1 ship sunk (7,028 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

General Events during this patrol


17 Oct 1939. Shortly after midnight U-46 fired three torpedoes at a British cruiser, but all missed.

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Attacks on U-46 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-46 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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