U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-16

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
13 Sep 1939Kiel5 Oct 1939Kiel23 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Hannes Weingaertner

Oblt. Herbert Wohlfarth

Patrol description

Patrol in the North Sea between Skudenes and Egerøy, Norway. Ordered to carry out contraband control of neutral vessels and escorted German merchants along the Norwegian coast. The boat stopped 14 ships in 7 days and sank 1 of them because it carried contraband.

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-16

We have daily positions for all 23 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-16 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
28 Sep 1939U-16Hannes Weingaertner Nyland3,378swA

1 ship sunk (3,378 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

General Events during this patrol


1 Oct 1939. U-16 encountered an enemy submarine in the North Sea, but neither sub attacked.

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Attacks on U-16 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-16 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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