U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-4

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
4 Apr 1940Wilhelmshaven14 Apr 1940Wilhelmshaven11 days


Officers *

Oblt. Hans-Peter Hinsch

Ltn. Ernst-Ulrich BrĂ¼ller

Patrol description

Formed U-boat group 4 (Stavanger) together with U-1 for Operation Weseruebung, the German invasion of Denmark and Norway.

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-4

We have daily positions for all 11 days on this patrol.

Departure from Wilhelmshaven on 4 Apr 1940.
5 Apr 1940 - 6 Apr 1940 - 7 Apr 1940 - 8 Apr 1940 - 9 Apr 1940 - 10 Apr 1940 - 11 Apr 1940 - 12 Apr 1940 - 13 Apr 1940 -
Arrival at Wilhelmshaven on 14 Apr 1940.

Ships hit by U-4 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
10 Apr 1940U-4Hans-Peter Hinsch HMS Thistle (N 24)1,090brA

1 ship sunk (1,090 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-4 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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