Patrol info for U-14
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|11 Feb 1940||Wilhelmshaven||20 Feb 1940||Wilhelmshaven||10 days|
Oblt. Herbert Wohlfarth
Oblt. Hans Heidtmann
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.
Ships hit by U-14 during this patrol
|Date||U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy||Map|
|15 Feb 1940||U-14||Herbert Wohlfarth||Sleipner||1,066||da||A|
|16 Feb 1940||U-14||Herbert Wohlfarth||Rhone||1,064||da||B|
|16 Feb 1940||U-14||Herbert Wohlfarth||Osmed||1,526||sw||C|
|16 Feb 1940||U-14||Herbert Wohlfarth||Liana||1,646||sw||D|
4 ships sunk (5,302 tons).
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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