U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-42

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
2 Oct 1939Wilhelmshaven13 Oct 1939Lost12 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Rolf Dau

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-42


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We have 2 daily positions for the 12 days U-42 was at sea.

Departure from Wilhelmshaven on 2 Oct 1939.
3 Oct 1939 - 4 Oct 1939 - 5 Oct 1939 - 6 Oct 1939 - 7 Oct 1939 - 8 Oct 1939 - 9 Oct 1939 - 10 Oct 1939 - 11 Oct 1939 - 12 Oct 1939 -
Sunk on 13 Oct 1939.

Ships hit by U-42 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
13 Oct 1939U-42Rolf Dau Stonepool (d.)4,803brOB-17

1 ship damaged (4,803 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-42 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-42 during this patrol (prior to its loss).

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