U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-28


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
8 Nov 1939Wilhelmshaven18 Dec 1939Wilhelmshaven41 days

Commander

Officers *


Kptlt. Günter Kuhnke
1WO

Oblt. Hans-Jürgen Zetzsche
ObStrm

Hinrich Kelling

Patrol description

Minelaying operation in the Bristol Channel.


Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-28

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We have 38 daily positions for the 41 days U-28 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-28 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
17 Nov 1939U-28Günter Kuhnke Sliedrecht5,133nl
25 Nov 1939U-28Günter Kuhnke Royston Grange5,144brSL-8B
 
21 Jan 1940U-28Günter Kuhnke Protesilaus (t.) [Mine]9,577br
 19,854

3 ships sunk (19,854 tons).

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(t.) means the ship was a total loss (included in ships & tonnage lost).
[Mine] indicates the vessel was hit by a mine laid by said U-boat.

General Events during this patrol

1939

5 Dec 1939. U-28 laid 12 mines in the Bristol Channel, UK which later resulted in the sinking of one ship.

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Attacks on U-28 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-28 during this patrol.

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Mine-laying operations during this patrol

U-28 laid mines on the following dates during this patrol:

DateStartEndGridLocationMines
5 Dec 193922h4723h57AM 9863Swansea Bay12 TMB

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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