U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-51

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
9 Aug 1940Kiel20 Aug 1940Lost12 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Dietrich Knorr

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

We have 4 daily positions for the 12 days U-51 was at sea.

Departure from Kiel on 9 Aug 1940.
10 Aug 1940 - 11 Aug 1940 - 12 Aug 1940 - 13 Aug 1940 - 14 Aug 1940 - 15 Aug 1940 - 16 Aug 1940 - 17 Aug 1940 - 18 Aug 1940 - 19 Aug 1940 -
Sunk on 20 Aug 1940.

Ships hit by U-51 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
15 Aug 1940U-51Dietrich Knorr Sylvafield5,709brHX-62A

1 ship sunk (5,709 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 (prior to its loss).

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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