U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-701

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
20 May 1942Lorient7 Jul 1942Lost49 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Horst Degen

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-701

We have 50 daily positions for the 49 days U-701 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-701 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
15 Jun 1942U-701Horst Degen HMS Kingston Ceylonite (FY 214) [Mine]448brKN-109A
15 Jun 1942U-701Horst Degen USS Bainbridge (DD 246) (d.) [Mine]1,190amKN-109B
15 Jun 1942U-701Horst Degen Robert C. Tuttle (d.) [Mine]11,615amKN-109C
15 Jun 1942U-701Horst Degen Esso Augusta (d.) [Mine]11,237amKN-109D
17 Jun 1942U-701Horst Degen Santore [Mine]7,117amKS-511E
19 Jun 1942U-701Horst Degen USS YP-389170amF
26 Jun 1942U-701Horst Degen Tamesis (d.)7,256nwG
27 Jun 1942U-701Horst Degen British Freedom (d.)6,985brKS-514H
28 Jun 1942U-701Horst Degen William Rockefeller14,054amI

4 ships sunk (21,789 tons) and 5 ships damaged (38,283 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.
[Mine] indicates the vessel was hit by a mine laid by said U-boat.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-701 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-701 duing this patrol (prior to its loss).

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Mine-laying operations during this patrol

U-701 laid mines on the following dates during this patrol:

11 Jun 1942CA 7373Virginia Beach, off Cape Henry15 TMB

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