U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-29

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
19 Aug 1939Wilhelmshaven26 Sep 1939Wilhelmshaven39 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Otto Schuhart

Ltn. Georg Lassen

Ltn. Ludwig Forster

Patrol description

Patrol in the North Atlantic west of Ireland.

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-29

We have daily positions for all 39 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-29 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
8 Sep 1939U-29Otto Schuhart Regent Tiger10,176brA
13 Sep 1939U-29Otto Schuhart Neptunia798brB
14 Sep 1939U-29Otto Schuhart British Influence8,431brC
17 Sep 1939U-29Otto Schuhart HMS Courageous (50)22,500brD

4 ships sunk (41,905 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-29 during this patrol

17 Sep 1939
Following her sinking the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous, British destroyers pursued U-29 for four hours, until they ran out of depth charges. The boat escaped with minor damage. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 90)

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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