U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-46

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
15 May 1941St. Nazaire13 Jun 1941St. Nazaire30 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Engelbert Endrass

Oblt. Horst Dieterichs

Oblt. Konstantin von Puttkamer
WO sea training

Hans-Heinrich Barschkis

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

We have daily positions for all 30 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-46 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   West (19 May 1941 - 6 Jun 1941)

Ships hit by U-46 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
8 Jun 1941U-46Engelbert Endrass Ensis (d.)6,207brOB-330A
9 Jun 1941U-46Engelbert Endrass Phidias5,623brOB-330B

1 ship sunk (5,623 tons) and 1 ship damaged (6,207 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol


23 May 1941. A lookout on U-46 broke an arm during heavy weather in the North Atlantic .

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Attacks on U-46 during this patrol

8 Jun 1941
After torpedoing the British tanker Ensis, U-46 was rammed by her victim. The conning tower and periscope were damaged, forcing a return to base. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 306)

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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