U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-47

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
14 Oct 1940Lorient23 Oct 1940Lorient10 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Günther Prien

Oblt. Amelung von Varendorff

Oblt. Hans-Werner Kraus

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


means a ship hit (sunk or damaged).

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We have daily positions for all 10 days on this patrol.

Departure from Lorient on 14 Oct 1940.
15 Oct 1940 - 16 Oct 1940 - 17 Oct 1940 - 18 Oct 1940 - 19 Oct 1940 - 20 Oct 1940 - 21 Oct 1940 - 22 Oct 1940 -
Arrival at Lorient on 23 Oct 1940.

Ships hit by U-47 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
19 Oct 1940U-47Günther Prien Uganda4,966brHX-79
19 Oct 1940U-47Günther Prien Shirak (d.)6,023brHX-79
19 Oct 1940U-47Günther Prien Wandby4,947brHX-79
20 Oct 1940U-47Günther Prien La Estancia5,185brHX-79
20 Oct 1940U-47Günther Prien Whitford Point5,026brHX-79
20 Oct 1940U-47Günther Prien Athelmonarch (d.)8,995brHX-79

4 ships sunk (20,124 tons) and 2 ships damaged (15,018 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

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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