U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-28

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
19 Aug 193929 Sep 1939Wilhelmshaven42 days


Officers *

Oblt. Günter Kuhnke

Oblt. Hans-Jürgen Zetzsche

Hinrich Kelling

Patrol description

Patrol in the North Atlantic west of Ireland. On 27 September, the inbound boat unsucessfully searched six hours for a ditched German aircraft and controlled three neutral vessels for contraband.

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-28


means a ship hit (sunk or damaged).

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We have daily positions for all 42 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-28 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
14 Sep 1939U-28Günter Kuhnke Vancouver City4,955br

1 ship sunk (4,955 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-28 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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