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Patrol info for U-331


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
12 Nov 1941Salamis3 Dec 1941Salamis22 days

Commander

Officers *


Oblt. Hans-Diedrich Freiherr von Tiesenhausen
1WO

Oblt. Wilhelm Franken
2WO

Herbert Kühn
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 22 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-331 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
25 Nov 1941U-331Hans-Diedrich Freiherr von Tiesenhausen HMS Barham (04)31,100br
 31,100

1 ship sunk (31,100 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

1941

12 Nov 1941. U-331 left Salamis with eight members of a special service team on board for the African front in Tobruk.

17 Nov 1941. On 17 November, at the start of her 3rd patrol, U-331 landed eight commandos on the Egyptian coast east of Ras Gibeisa. Their mission was to blow up a railway line, in which they failed. U-331 then sank the British battleship HMS Barham on 25 Nov.

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Attacks on U-331 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-331 during this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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