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Patrol info for U-103

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
9 Nov 1940Lorient12 Dec 1940Lorient34 days


Officers *

KrvKpt. Viktor Schütze

Oblt. Harald Gelhaus

Oblt. Wolfgang Römer

Paul Sander

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

We have daily positions for all 34 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-103 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
21 Nov 1940U-103Viktor Schütze Daydawn4,768brOB-244A
21 Nov 1940U-103Viktor Schütze Victoria6,085grOB-244B
27 Nov 1940U-103Viktor Schütze Glenmoor4,393brOB-248C
28 Nov 1940U-103Viktor Schütze Mount Athos3,578grOB-248D
28 Nov 1940U-103Viktor Schütze St. Elwyn4,940brOB-249E
8 Dec 1940U-103Viktor Schütze Calabria9,515brSLS-56F
9 Dec 1940U-103Viktor Schütze Empire Jaguar5,186brOB-252G

7 ships sunk (38,465 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-103 during this patrol

11 Nov 1940
On 11 Nov, 1940, NW of Ireland in position 56.28N, 14.13W, the British corvette HMS Rhododendron depth charged a German U-boat. This attack was thought to have sunk U-104, but the target was actually U-103, which escaped unscathed.

21 Nov 1940
During an attack on convoy OB 244 NW of Ireland in which two ships were sunk, one of the convoy vessels turned to ram the surfaced U-103. U-103 fired a torpedo at the vessel, which missed, and just managed to evade ramming. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 208)

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