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Patrol info for U-47

Date lookup for 6 Jun 1940

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
3 Jun 1940Kiel6 Jul 1940Kiel34 days


Officers *

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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