U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-331


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
24 Sep 1941Lorient11 Oct 1941Salamis18 days

Commander

Officers *


Oblt. Hans-Diedrich Freiherr von Tiesenhausen
1WO

Oblt. Wilhelm Franken
WO

Kptlt. Bernhard Zurmühlen
WO

Heinz Koch

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-331

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We have daily positions for all 18 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-331 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
10 Oct 1941U-331Hans-Diedrich Freiherr von Tiesenhausen HMS TLC-18 (A 18) (d.)372br
 372

1 ship damaged (372 tons).

Legend
(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

1941

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 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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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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