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Patrol info for U-65

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
15 Oct 1940Lorient10 Jan 1941Lorient88 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen

Oblt. Joachim Hoppe

Oblt. Gustav-Adolf Janssen

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-65

We have daily positions for all 88 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-65 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
15 Nov 1940U-65Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen Kohinur5,168brOB-235A
15 Nov 1940U-65Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen Havbør7,614nwB
16 Nov 1940U-65Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen Fabian3,059brOB-234C
18 Nov 1940U-65Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen Congonian5,065brD
21 Dec 1940U-65Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen Charles Pratt8,982paE
24 Dec 1940U-65Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen British Premier5,872brSLS-60F
27 Dec 1940U-65Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen Risanger5,455nwG
31 Dec 1940U-65Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen British Zeal (d.)8,532brOB-260H
2 Jan 1941U-65Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen Nalgora6,579brOB-261I

8 ships sunk (47,794 tons) and 1 ship damaged (8,532 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol


15 Nov 1940. U-65 captured the second officer of the British cargo liner Kohinur after sinking her.

16 Nov 1940. U-65 After sinking the British merchantman Fabian U-65 provided medical aid to two of the survivors, and food and water to the rest.

11 Dec 1940. A memorable day in U-boat history: U-65 was the first U-boat to cross the Equator, in Grid FC 39.

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Attacks on U-65 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-65 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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