U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-31

Date lookup for 16 Sep 1939

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
9 Sep 1939Wilhelmshaven2 Oct 1939Wilhelmshaven24 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Johannes Habekost

Oblt. Heinz-Otto Schultze

U-31's position on 16 Sep 1939

Ships hit by U-31 on this date

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
16 Sep 1939U-31Johannes Habekost Aviemore4,060brA

1 ship sunk (4,060 tons).

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General Events during this patrol


16 Sep 1939. This boat, under the command of Kptlt. Johannes Habekost, attacked the first convoy in the war on 16 Sept, 1939 when she sank the British steamer Aviemore, sailing ahead of OB 4.

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Attacks on U-31 during this patrol

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