Patrol info for U-47
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|20 Feb 1941||Lorient||7 Mar 1941||Lost||16 days|
Kptlt. Günther Prien
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-47
We have 7 daily positions for the 16 days U-47 was at sea.
Departure from Lorient on 20 Feb 1941.
21 Feb 1941 - 22 Feb 1941 - 23 Feb 1941 - 24 Feb 1941 - 25 Feb 1941 - 26 Feb 1941 - 27 Feb 1941 - 28 Feb 1941 - 1 Mar 1941 - 2 Mar 1941 - 3 Mar 1941 - 4 Mar 1941 - 5 Mar 1941 - 6 Mar 1941 -
Sunk on 7 Mar 1941.
Ships hit by U-47 during this patrol
|Date||U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|26 Feb 1941||U-47||Günther Prien||Kasongo||5,254||be||OB-290|
|26 Feb 1941||U-47||Günther Prien||Diala (d.)||8,106||br||OB-290|
|26 Feb 1941||U-47||Günther Prien||Borgland||3,636||nw||OB-290|
|26 Feb 1941||U-47||Günther Prien||Rydboholm||3,197||sw||OB-290|
|28 Feb 1941||U-47||Günther Prien||Holmelea||4,223||br||HX-109|
|7 Mar 1941||U-47||Günther Prien||Terje Viken (d.)||20,638||br||OB-293|
4 ships sunk (16,310 tons) and 2 ships damaged (28,744 tons).
General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-47 during this patrol
26 Feb 1941
U-47 spent the day guiding in Fw 200 Condor aircraft to attack a convoy west of Ireland. The escorts depth charged the boat and an attack by an aircraft was also reported by Kptlt Prien. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 238)
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