U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-37

Date lookup for 2 Aug 1940

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
1 Aug 1940Wilhelmshaven12 Aug 1940Lorient12 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Victor Oehrn

Ltn. Hans-Günther Kuhlmann

U-37's position on 2 Aug 1940

Ships hit by U-37 on this date

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Attacks on U-37 during this patrol

2 Aug 1940
15.08 hrs, North Sea SW of Norway: U-37 (Oehrn) and U-38 (Liebe) were sailing together when they were attacked by a Coastal Command Hudson (220 Sqdn RAF), whose pilot thought he had attacked a single submarine. No damage.

16.00 hrs, 56.15N, 02.35E: following an earlier unsuccessful attempt to waylay U-34, Dutch submarine O-22 (J.W. Ort) sighted either U-37 or U-38, and after difficulty getting into a firing position fired two torpedoes from the extreme range of 3600m (3,937 yds) at 16.20. Both missed, and the U-boat remained unaware of the attack.

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