U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-3

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
27 Sep 1939Wilhelmshaven3 Oct 1939Kiel7 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Joachim Schepke

Ltn. Georg-Werner Fraatz

Patrol description

Patrol off Southern Norway for contraband control of neutral vessels.

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-3

We have daily positions for all 7 days on this patrol.

Departure from Wilhelmshaven on 27 Sep 1939.
28 Sep 1939 - 29 Sep 1939 - 30 Sep 1939 - 1 Oct 1939 - 2 Oct 1939 -
Arrival at Kiel on 3 Oct 1939.

Ships hit by U-3 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
30 Sep 1939U-3Joachim Schepke Vendia1,150daA
30 Sep 1939U-3Joachim Schepke Gun1,198swB

2 ships sunk (2,348 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

General Events during this patrol


30 Sep 1939. 22.55hrs, North Sea: U-3 sighted a British submarine and fired a torpedo, which missed.

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Attacks on U-3 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-3 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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