U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-14

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
11 Feb 1940Wilhelmshaven20 Feb 1940Wilhelmshaven10 days


Officers *

Oblt. Herbert Wohlfarth

Oblt. Hans Heidtmann

Patrol description

Patrol in the North Sea off the east coast of Scotland. On 12 February, the boat landed an ill crew member on Helgoland. U-14 participated in the operation Nordmark together with U-22, U-23, U-57, U-61 and U-63. 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-14

We have daily positions for all 10 days on this patrol.

Departure from Wilhelmshaven on 11 Feb 1940.
12 Feb 1940 - 13 Feb 1940 - 14 Feb 1940 - 15 Feb 1940 - 16 Feb 1940 - 17 Feb 1940 - 18 Feb 1940 - 19 Feb 1940 -
Arrival at Wilhelmshaven on 20 Feb 1940.

Ships hit by U-14 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
15 Feb 1940U-14Herbert Wohlfarth Sleipner1,066daA
16 Feb 1940U-14Herbert Wohlfarth Rhone1,064daB
16 Feb 1940U-14Herbert Wohlfarth Osmed1,526swC
16 Feb 1940U-14Herbert Wohlfarth Liana1,646swD

4 ships sunk (5,302 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-14 during this patrol

19 Feb 1940
The British submarine HMS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. J.E. Slaughter, RN) launched four torpedoes at U-14 approx. 30 nautical miles NW of Helgoland, Germany in position 54º28'N, 07º11'E, all of which missed.

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