U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-62

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
10 Jul 1940Bergen2 Aug 1940Kiel24 days


Officers *

Oblt. Hans-Bernhard Michalowski

Ltn. Willy Mattke

Ltn. Ernst von Witzendorff

Siegfried Lindke

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-62

We have 21 daily positions for the 24 days U-62 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-62 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
19 Jul 1940U-62Hans-Bernhard Michalowski Pearlmoor4,581brSL-38A

1 ship sunk (4,581 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-62 during this patrol

29 Jul 1940
British submarine HMS Sealion (Lt Cdr Ben Bryant) sighted U-62 as the latter was returning from patrol on the surface. Sealion launched three torpedoes, but the Germans had seen her periscope and avoided the salvo. Sealion then surfaced and engaged with her deck gun. U-62 dived and eluded the British boat with only 27 minutes worth of battery life.

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