U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-51

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
17 Jan 1940Kiel8 Feb 1940Wilhelmshaven23 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Dietrich Knorr

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-51

We have daily positions for all 23 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-51 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
22 Jan 1940U-51Dietrich Knorr Gothia1,640swA
29 Jan 1940U-51Dietrich Knorr Eika1,503nwB

2 ships sunk (3,143 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

General Events during this patrol


29 Jan 1940. On 29 January 1940 U-51 was forced to return to base by technical problems.

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Attacks on U-51 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-51 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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