U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-52

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
27 Jul 1940Lorient13 Aug 1940Kiel18 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Otto Salman

Oblt. Hans-J├╝rgen Radke

Ltn. Helmut Hennig

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-52

We have 17 daily positions for the 18 days U-52 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-52 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
4 Aug 1940U-52Otto Salman King Alfred5,272brHX-60A
4 Aug 1940U-52Otto Salman Gogovale4,586brHX-60B
4 Aug 1940U-52Otto Salman Geraldine Mary7,244brHX-60C

3 ships sunk (17,102 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-52 during this patrol

4 Aug 1940
The boat was severely damaged by depth charges from British escorts requiring 4 months of repairs. Date given here may be an approximate. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 178)

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