U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-103

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
21 Sep 1940Kiel19 Oct 1940Lorient29 days


Officers *

KrvKpt. Viktor Schütze

Oblt. Harald Gelhaus

Ltn. Wolfgang Römer

Paul Sander

Patrol description

The translated war diary of U-103 for this patrol is available on our partner website: uboatarchive.net

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-103

We have daily positions for all 29 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-103 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
6 Oct 1940U-103Viktor Schütze Nina Borthen6,123nwOB-222A
9 Oct 1940U-103Viktor Schütze Zannes Gounaris4,407grSC-6B
9 Oct 1940U-103Viktor Schütze Graigwen (d.)3,697brSC-6C
9 Oct 1940U-103Viktor Schütze Delphin3,816grSC-6D
13 Oct 1940U-103Viktor Schütze Nora1,186esE
15 Oct 1940U-103Viktor Schütze Thistlegarth4,747brOA-228F

5 ships sunk (20,279 tons) and 1 ship damaged (3,697 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol


6 Oct 1940. During the morning of this day, U-103 fired two torpedoes at a lone tanker, but both missed. In the evening the boat had more luck (see above), although four torpedoes were needed to sink their target.

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Attacks on U-103 during this patrol

9 Oct 1940
U-103 sighted convoy SC 6 in the morning of this day in 1940. After a successful attack at 2200 hrs the boat was depth charged by a convoy escort.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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