U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-30


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
22 Aug 1939Wilhelmshaven27 Sep 1939Wilhelmshaven37 days

Commander

Officers *


Oblt. Fritz-Julius Lemp
1WO

Oblt. Hans-Peter Hinsch
2WO

Ltn. Friedrich Bothe

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-30

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We have 14 daily positions for the 37 days U-30 was at sea.

Departure from Wilhelmshaven on 22 Aug 1939.
23 Aug 1939 - 24 Aug 1939 - 25 Aug 1939 - 26 Aug 1939 - 27 Aug 1939 - 28 Aug 1939 - 29 Aug 1939 - 30 Aug 1939 - 31 Aug 1939 - 1 Sep 1939 - 2 Sep 1939 - 3 Sep 1939 - 4 Sep 1939 - 5 Sep 1939 - 6 Sep 1939 - 7 Sep 1939 - 8 Sep 1939 - 9 Sep 1939 - 10 Sep 1939 - 11 Sep 1939 - 12 Sep 1939 - 13 Sep 1939 - 14 Sep 1939 - 15 Sep 1939 - 16 Sep 1939 - 17 Sep 1939 - 18 Sep 1939 - 19 Sep 1939 - 20 Sep 1939 - 21 Sep 1939 - 22 Sep 1939 - 23 Sep 1939 - 24 Sep 1939 - 25 Sep 1939 - 26 Sep 1939 -
Arrival at Wilhelmshaven on 27 Sep 1939.

Ships hit by U-30 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
3 Sep 1939U-30Fritz-Julius Lemp Athenia13,581br
11 Sep 1939U-30Fritz-Julius Lemp Blairlogie4,425br
14 Sep 1939U-30Fritz-Julius Lemp Fanad Head5,200br
 23,206

3 ships sunk (23,206 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

1939

3 Sep 1939. This boat sank the first ship in the war when she sank the 13,581 ton passenger ship Athenia by mistake (taking her to be an Armed Merchant Cruiser, AMC).

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Attacks on U-30 during this patrol

14 Sep 1939
After stopping the British freighter Fanad Head, the boat was attacked by three British Blackburn Skua aircraft (FAA-Sqdn 803) from HMS Ark Royal (91), two of which were destroyed by the explosions of their own bombs. Three U-boat crew were wounded by shrapnel.

14 Sep 1939
After sinking the British freighter Fanad Head, the boat was bombed by six Swordfish aircraft (FAA-Sqdn 810 and 821) from HMS Ark Royal (91) and depth charged by HMS Bedouin (F 67) and HMS Punjabi (F 21) for four hours before managing to escape.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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