Patrol info for U-15
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|25 Aug 1939||Wilhelmshaven||30 Aug 1939||Wilhelmshaven||6 days|
|31 Aug 1939||Wilhelmshaven||8 Sep 1939||Wilhelmshaven||9 days|
Kptlt. Heinz Buchholz
Second part of the first war patrol - a mine laying operation off Flamborough Head.
Ordered to observe the shipping in the southern North Sea, but was recalled on 29 August to prepare the boat for a mine laying operation.
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-15
We have 9 daily positions for the 15 days U-15 was at sea.
Ships hit by U-15 during this patrol
|Date||U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy||Map|
|10 Sep 1939||U-15||Heinz Buchholz||Goodwood [Mine]||2,796||br||A|
|21 Oct 1939||U-15||Heinz Buchholz||Orsa [Mine]||1,478||br||B|
|28 Dec 1939||U-15||Heinz Buchholz||Resercho [Mine]||258||br||C|
3 ships sunk (4,532 tons).
General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-15 during this patrol
We have no recorded attacks on U-15 duing this patrol.
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Mine-laying operations during this patrol
U-15 laid mines on the following dates during this patrol:
|5 Sep 1939||11h40||12h18||AN 5856||Flamborough Head||9 TMB|
* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.