U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-47

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
27 Aug 1940Kiel25 Sep 1940Lorient30 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Günther Prien

Oblt. Hans-Werner Kraus

Oblt. Amelung von Varendorff

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-47

We have daily positions for all 30 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-47 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
2 Sep 1940U-47Günther Prien Ville de Mons7,463beA
4 Sep 1940U-47Günther Prien Titan9,035brOA-207B
7 Sep 1940U-47Günther Prien Neptunian5,155brSC-2C
7 Sep 1940U-47Günther Prien José de Larrinaga5,303brSC-2D
7 Sep 1940U-47Günther Prien Gro4,211nwSC-2E
9 Sep 1940U-47Günther Prien Possidon3,840grSC-2F
21 Sep 1940U-47Günther Prien Elmbank (d.)5,156brHX-72G

6 ships sunk (35,007 tons) and 1 ship damaged (5,156 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-47 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-47 duing this patrol.

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Men lost from U-boats

5 Sep 1940
The boat lost a man overboard during while the deck gun was being fired. [MtrOGfr Heinrich Mantyk]

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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