Patrol info for U-96
Date lookup for 30 Nov 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 30 Nov 1941
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Attacks on U-96 during this patrol
30 Nov 1941
While penetrating the Straits of Gibraltar, U-96 was attacked at 2235hrs by a British Swordfish aircraft. Suffering some damage, the boat dived, surfaced the next morning at 0445hrs, and proceeded to base in France. The much longer and more dramatic stay in the deep described by Buchheim in his novel Das Boot is one of the numerous occasions in this book where the author fictionalized the events he experienced during his time as war correspondent on U-96. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 401)
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