U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-201

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
22 Apr 1941Kiel18 May 1941Lorient27 days


Officers *

Oblt. Adalbert Schnee

Ltn. Wolfgang Leimk├╝hler

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-201

We have 24 daily positions for the 27 days U-201 was at sea.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-201 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   West (8 May 1941 - 13 May 1941)

Ships hit by U-201 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
2 May 1941U-201Adalbert Schnee Capulet8,190brHX-121A
9 May 1941U-201Adalbert Schnee Gregalia5,802brOB-318B
9 May 1941U-201Adalbert Schnee Empire Cloud (d.)5,969brOB-318C

2 ships sunk (13,992 tons) and 1 ship damaged (5,969 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-201 during this patrol

9 May 1941
After a successful attack on convoy OB 318 the boat was attacked for almost five hours by escorts HMS Amazon, HMS Nigella and HMS St. Apollo, dropping 99 depth charges which caused severe damage. The boat managed to escape on the surface during the night and was initally able to continue her patrol after repairs, but a damaged fuel tank forced her to return to base on 13 May.

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