U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-51

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
6 Jun 1940Kiel5 Jul 1940Kiel30 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Dietrich Knorr
Cdr sea training

Oblt. Eberhard Hoffmann

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

We have 29 daily positions for the 30 days U-51 was at sea.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-51 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Prien (12 Jun 1940 - 17 Jun 1940)

Ships hit by U-51 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
25 Jun 1940U-51Dietrich Knorr Windsorwood5,395brOA-172A
25 Jun 1940U-51Dietrich Knorr Saranac12,049brOA-172B
29 Jun 1940U-51Dietrich Knorr HMS Willamette Valley (X 39)4,724brC

3 ships sunk (22,168 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

General Events during this patrol

We have no events listed for this patrol.

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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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