U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-123


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
14 Oct 1941Lorient22 Nov 1941Lorient40 days

Commander

Officers *


Kptlt. Reinhard Hardegen
1WO

Oblt. Herbert Schneider
2WO

Ltn. Horst von Schroeter
Boatswain

Walter Kaeding

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-123


We have daily positions for all 40 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-123 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Schlagetot (20 Oct 1941 - 23 Oct 1941)
   Raubritter (1 Nov 1941 - 11 Nov 1941)
   St√∂rtebecker (16 Nov 1941 - 18 Nov 1941)

Ships hit by U-123 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
21 Oct 1941U-123Reinhard Hardegen HMS Aurania (F 28) (d.)13,984brSL-89A
 13,984

1 ship damaged (13,984 tons).

Legend
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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-123 during this patrol

21 Oct 1941
After the British Armed Merchant Cruiser HMS Aurania launched a lifeboat by mistake on being damaged but not sunk by torpedoes from U-123, one seaman was rescued and taken on board as a POW. In the evening the boat suffered slight damage from two bombs dropped by a British Sunderland flying boat.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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