Patrol info for U-331
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|24 Sep 1941||Lorient||11 Oct 1941||Salamis||18 days|
Oblt. Hans-Diedrich Freiherr von Tiesenhausen
Oblt. Wilhelm Franken
Kptlt. Bernhard Zurmühlen
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-331
We have daily positions for all 18 days on this patrol.
Departure from Lorient on 24 Sep 1941.
25 Sep 1941 - 26 Sep 1941 - 27 Sep 1941 - 28 Sep 1941 - 29 Sep 1941 - 30 Sep 1941 - 1 Oct 1941 - 2 Oct 1941 - 3 Oct 1941 - 4 Oct 1941 - 5 Oct 1941 - 6 Oct 1941 - 7 Oct 1941 - 8 Oct 1941 - 9 Oct 1941 - 10 Oct 1941 -
Arrival at Salamis on 11 Oct 1941.
Ships hit by U-331 during this patrol
General Events during this patrol
28 Sep 1941. At 22.05 hrs U-331 began her attempt to break through into the Mediterranean. She did so the next morning at 04.30 hrs. Two months later she sank the British battleship HMS Barham.
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Attacks on U-331 during this patrol
10 Oct 1941
The boat fought a gun duel with 3 British landing craft off Sidi Barrani and damaged HMS TLC-18 (A 18), but was itself slightly damaged. Two men of the gun crew were wounded, one of them mortally. [Bootsmann Hans Gerstenich]
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