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Patrol info for U-96

Date lookup for 31 Oct 1941

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
27 Oct 1941St. Nazaire6 Dec 1941St. Nazaire41 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock

Oblt. Gerhard Groth

Ltn. Werner Herrmann

Alfred Radermacher
WO sea training

Hans-Heinrich Haß

Patrol description

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U-96's position on 31 Oct 1941

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-96 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Stosstrupp (30 Oct 1941 - 4 Nov 1941)
   Störtebecker (5 Nov 1941 - 19 Nov 1941)
   Benecke (19 Nov 1941 - 22 Nov 1941)

Ships hit by U-96 on this date

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
31 Oct 1941U-96Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock Bennekom5,998nlOS-10A

1 ship sunk (5,998 tons).

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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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