U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-63

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
17 Feb 1940Helgoland25 Feb 1940Lost9 days


Officers *

Oblt. Günther Lorentz

Patrol description

Patrol in the North Sea off the Shetland and Orkney Islands. The boat participated in the operation Nordmark together with U-14, U-22, U-23, U-57 and U-61. The U-boats were placed off the British bases on the Shetland and Orkney Islands for reconnaissance during an unsuccessful sortie of the German battlecruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, the heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper and three destroyers against the British convoys between Norway and Britain between 18 and 20 February.

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-63

We have 3 daily positions for the 9 days U-63 was at sea.

Departure from Helgoland on 17 Feb 1940.
18 Feb 1940 - 19 Feb 1940 - 20 Feb 1940 - 21 Feb 1940 - 22 Feb 1940 - 23 Feb 1940 - 24 Feb 1940 -
Sunk on 25 Feb 1940.

Ships hit by U-63 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
24 Feb 1940U-63Günther Lorentz Santos3,840swA

1 ship sunk (3,840 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-63 during this patrol

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