Patrol info for U-371
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|5 Jun 1941||Kiel||1 Jul 1941||Brest||27 days|
Kptlt. Heinrich Driver
Oblt. Kurt Petersen
Oblt. Karl-Otto Weber
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-371
We have daily positions for all 27 days on this patrol.
Departure from Kiel on 5 Jun 1941.
6 Jun 1941 - 7 Jun 1941 - 8 Jun 1941 - 9 Jun 1941 - 10 Jun 1941 - 11 Jun 1941 - 12 Jun 1941 - 13 Jun 1941 - 14 Jun 1941 - 15 Jun 1941 - 16 Jun 1941 - 17 Jun 1941 - 18 Jun 1941 - 19 Jun 1941 - 20 Jun 1941 - 21 Jun 1941 - 22 Jun 1941 - 23 Jun 1941 - 24 Jun 1941 - 25 Jun 1941 - 26 Jun 1941 - 27 Jun 1941 - 28 Jun 1941 - 29 Jun 1941 - 30 Jun 1941 -
Arrival at Brest on 1 Jul 1941.
Wolfpack operations during this patrol
U-371 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
Kurfürst (17 Jun 1941 - 20 Jun 1941)
Ships hit by U-371 during this patrol
General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-371 during this patrol
30 Jun 1941
12.30 hrs, Bay of Biscay, inbound: Blenheim Z5959 (1404 Met Flt RAF/C, pilot FltLt D.F. Wykeham-Martin, RAFVR) surprised U-371 after being misidentified as a German Ju88 and dropped two 250lb A/S bombs and one 250lb GP bomb in a dive bomb attack from astern, the bombs detonating 30 yds (27m) off the starboard bow. After U-371 dived, another GP bomb was dropped off the port beam, which detonated over the bows, but she escaped unscathed. (Sources: KTB U-371/ADM 199-1781)
30 Jun 1941
17.05 hrs, Bay of Biscay, inbound: a Beaufort (RAF Sqdn 217/R) on A/S sweep (misidentified as a Sunderland) attempted to surprise U-371 with a dive bomb attack out of the sun, but the boat managed to dive in time and the two 250lb A/S bombs released detonated about 40ft (12m) ahead of the bows. The aircraft turned and dropped four depth charges ahead of the dive point, but U-371 had already dived below 40m (130ft) and escaped without damage. (Sources: KTB U-371/ADM 199-1781)
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