U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-126

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
24 Sep 1941Lorient13 Dec 1941Lorient81 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Ernst Bauer

Oblt. Kurt Neubert

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-126

We have daily positions for all 81 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-126 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
10 Oct 1941U-126Ernst Bauer HMS LCT-102 [Trans.]450brOS-7A
10 Oct 1941U-126Ernst Bauer Nailsea Manor4,926brOS-7B
19 Oct 1941U-126Ernst Bauer Lehigh4,983amC
20 Oct 1941U-126Ernst Bauer British Mariner (t.)6,996brD
13 Nov 1941U-126Ernst Bauer Peru6,961brE

5 ships sunk (24,316 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
(t.) means the ship was a total loss (included in ships & tonnage lost).
[Trans.] indicates the vessel was lost while being transported on another vessel.

General Events during this patrol


22 Nov 1941. British cruiser HMS Devonshire attacked and sank the German raider Atlantis in the South Atlantic. U-126, which had rendezvoused with the German vessel to obtain supplies, took on board 107 survivors from the Atlantis and supported a further 200 in lifeboats for the next two days.

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Attacks on U-126 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-126 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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