U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-2

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
4 Apr 1940Wilhelmshaven15 Apr 1940Wilhelmshaven12 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Helmut Rosenbaum

Patrol description

Formed U-boat group 8 (Lindesnes) together with U-3, U-5 and U-6 for Operation Weseruebung, the German invasion of Denmark and Norway. On 11 April, the boat had to abort the patrol due to a bowplane defect.

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-2

We have daily positions for all 12 days on this patrol.

Departure from Wilhelmshaven on 4 Apr 1940.
5 Apr 1940 - 6 Apr 1940 - 7 Apr 1940 - 8 Apr 1940 - 9 Apr 1940 - 10 Apr 1940 - 11 Apr 1940 - 12 Apr 1940 - 13 Apr 1940 - 14 Apr 1940 -
Arrival at Wilhelmshaven on 15 Apr 1940.

Ships hit by U-2 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-2 during this patrol

5 Apr 1940
In the North Sea, the British submarine HMS Unity (N 66) fired three torpedoes at the boat, which all missed.

10 Apr 1940
18.21 hrs, SW of Norway: a Wellington attacked the boat, dropping one bomb. No damage.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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