U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-47


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
19 Aug 1939Kiel15 Sep 1939Kiel28 days

Commander

Officers *


Kptlt. Günther Prien
1WO

Oblt. Engelbert Endrass
2WO

Ltn. Erwin Witte
2WO

Ltn. Amelung von Varendorff
ObStrm

Wilhelm Spahr

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-47

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We have daily positions for all 28 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-47 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
5 Sep 1939U-47Günther Prien Bosnia2,407br
6 Sep 1939U-47Günther Prien Rio Claro4,086br
7 Sep 1939U-47Günther Prien Gartavon1,777br
 8,270

3 ships sunk (8,270 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-47 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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