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Patrol info for U-30


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
23 Dec 1939Wilhelmshaven17 Jan 1940Wilhelmshaven26 days

Commander

Officers *


Kptlt. 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 15 daily positions for the 26 days U-30 was at sea.

Departure from Wilhelmshaven on 23 Dec 1939.
24 Dec 1939 - 25 Dec 1939 - 26 Dec 1939 - 27 Dec 1939 - 28 Dec 1939 - 29 Dec 1939 - 30 Dec 1939 - 31 Dec 1939 - 1 Jan 1940 - 2 Jan 1940 - 3 Jan 1940 - 4 Jan 1940 - 5 Jan 1940 - 6 Jan 1940 - 7 Jan 1940 - 8 Jan 1940 - 9 Jan 1940 - 10 Jan 1940 - 11 Jan 1940 - 12 Jan 1940 - 13 Jan 1940 - 14 Jan 1940 - 15 Jan 1940 - 16 Jan 1940 -
Arrival at Wilhelmshaven on 17 Jan 1940.

Ships hit by U-30 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
28 Dec 1939U-30Fritz-Julius Lemp HMS Barbara Robertson325br
28 Dec 1939U-30Fritz-Julius Lemp HMS Barham (04) (d.)31,100br
 
11 Jan 1940U-30Fritz-Julius Lemp El Oso [Mine]7,267brHX-14B
16 Jan 1940U-30Fritz-Julius Lemp Gracia (d.) [Mine]5,642brOB-72
17 Jan 1940U-30Fritz-Julius Lemp Cairnross [Mine]5,494brOB-74
7 Feb 1940U-30Fritz-Julius Lemp Munster [Mine]4,305br
9 Feb 1940U-30Fritz-Julius Lemp Chagres [Mine]5,406br
8 Mar 1940U-30Fritz-Julius Lemp Counsellor [Mine]5,068brHX-22
 64,607

6 ships sunk (27,865 tons) and 2 ships damaged (36,742 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.
[Mine] indicates the vessel was hit by a mine laid by said U-boat.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-30 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-30 during this patrol.

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Mine-laying operations during this patrol

U-30 laid mines on the following dates during this patrol:

DateStartEndGridLocationMines
6 Jan 194023h0000h12AM 9324Bar LV, Queens Channel12 TMB

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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