Patrol info for U-96
Date lookup for 31 Oct 1941
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|27 Oct 1941||St. Nazaire||6 Dec 1941||St. Nazaire||41 days|
Kptlt. Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock
Oblt. Gerhard Groth
Ltn. Werner Herrmann
|WO sea training
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U-96's position on 31 Oct 1941
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Attacks on U-96 during this patrol
31 Oct 1941
While attacking convoy OS 10 on the surface during a full moon, Lehmann-Willenbrock fired into the convoy at long range, sinking one ship. The British escort sloop HMS Lulworth gave chase, and after driving U-96 under with gunfire, dropped 27 depth charges. None fell close, and the boat evaded the attack and continued the patrol. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 394)
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