U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-47

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
3 Nov 1940Lorient6 Dec 1940Lorient34 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Günther Prien

Oblt. Amelung von Varendorff

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

We have daily positions for all 34 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-47 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
8 Nov 1940U-47Günther Prien Gonçalo Velho (d.)1,595ptA
2 Dec 1940U-47Günther Prien Ville d’Arlon7,555beHX-90B
2 Dec 1940U-47Günther Prien Conch (d.)8,376brHX-90C
2 Dec 1940U-47Günther Prien Dunsley (d.)3,862brHX-90D

1 ship sunk (7,555 tons) and 3 ships damaged (13,833 tons).

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

General Events during this patrol


28 Nov 1940. U-47 missed again, firing two torpedoes without success at a lone ship in the North Atlantic.

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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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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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