U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-49

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
9 Nov 1939Kiel29 Nov 1939Kiel21 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Kurt von Gossler

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-49

We have 20 daily positions for the 21 days U-49 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-49 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
19 Nov 1939U-49Kurt von Gossler Pensilva4,258brA

1 ship sunk (4,258 tons).

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General Events during this patrol


14 Nov 1939. U-49's machine gun was swept off the conning tower during heavy weather, .

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Attacks on U-49 during this patrol

13 Nov 1939
After being attacked by a British aircraft the boat dived to 160m (525 ft). Minor damage.

16 Nov 1939
Depth charging by British destroyers HMS Echo and HMS Wanderer forced the boat down to 170m (557ft), by far the deepest a U-boat had ever gone at that time, before she managed to escape. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 119)

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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