U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-47

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
20 Feb 1941Lorient7 Mar 1941Lost16 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Günther Prien

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


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We have 7 daily positions for the 16 days U-47 was at sea.

Departure from Lorient on 20 Feb 1941.
21 Feb 1941 - 22 Feb 1941 - 23 Feb 1941 - 24 Feb 1941 - 25 Feb 1941 - 26 Feb 1941 - 27 Feb 1941 - 28 Feb 1941 - 1 Mar 1941 - 2 Mar 1941 - 3 Mar 1941 - 4 Mar 1941 - 5 Mar 1941 - 6 Mar 1941 -
Sunk on 7 Mar 1941.

Ships hit by U-47 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
26 Feb 1941U-47Günther Prien Kasongo5,254beOB-290
26 Feb 1941U-47Günther Prien Diala (d.)8,106brOB-290
26 Feb 1941U-47Günther Prien Borgland3,636nwOB-290
26 Feb 1941U-47Günther Prien Rydboholm3,197swOB-290
28 Feb 1941U-47Günther Prien Holmelea4,223brHX-109
7 Mar 1941U-47Günther Prien Terje Viken (d.)20,638brOB-293

4 ships sunk (16,310 tons) and 2 ships damaged (28,744 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

26 Feb 1941
U-47 spent the day guiding in Fw 200 Condor aircraft to attack a convoy west of Ireland. The escorts depth charged the boat and an attack by an aircraft was also reported by Kptlt Prien. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 238)

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