Patrol info for U-47
Date lookup for 6 Jun 1940
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|3 Jun 1940||Kiel||6 Jul 1940||Kiel||34 days|
Kptlt. Günther Prien
Oblt. Hans-Werner Kraus
Oblt. Amelung von Varendorff
U-47's position on 6 Jun 1940
Wolfpack operations during this patrol
U-47 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
Prien (12 Jun 1940 - 17 Jun 1940)
Ships hit by U-47 on this date
General Events during this patrol
6 Jun 1940. U-47 rescued three German airmen from a rubber dinghy in the North Sea about 100 miles south-east of Shetland Islands at 0800hrs. They were from the Dornier Do18D-3 WNr 790 (2./KüFlGr 906, 8L+LK) which was shot down in aerial combat with Blenheim R3629 (254 Sqn RAF, FltLt Mitchell) at 1620hrs on 4 June. One crewman had been killed and another wounded.
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Attacks on U-47 during this patrol
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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.