U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-14

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
30 Aug 1939Memel6 Sep 1939Swinem├╝nde8 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Horst Wellner

Patrol description

Patrol in the Baltic Sea off Danzig and Bornholm.

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-14

We have daily positions for all 8 days on this patrol.

Departure from Memel on 30 Aug 1939.
31 Aug 1939 - 1 Sep 1939 - 2 Sep 1939 - 3 Sep 1939 - 4 Sep 1939 - 5 Sep 1939 -
Arrival at Swinem├╝nde on 6 Sep 1939.

Ships hit by U-14 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol


3 Sep 1939. U-14 probably attacked the first warship in World War Two when she attacked the Polish submarine Sep (Cdr. Wladyslaw Salamon) on 3 Sept, 1939 at 2022hrs. The torpedo exploded prematurely about 200m from the Polish sub. The German commander (Kptlt. Horst Wellner) found wreckage (from the torpedo) and some oil from Sep's damaged oil tank. Believing he had sunk the boat, he radioed his claim in.

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Attacks on U-14 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-14 duing this patrol.

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