U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-16

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
18 Oct 1939Kiel25 Oct 1939Lost8 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Horst Wellner

Patrol description

Ordered to lay mines off Dover but the boat laid the mines off Folkestone, the secondary target.

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

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

Ships hit by U-16 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
21 Nov 1939U-16Horst Wellner Ste. Claire [Mine]57frA

1 ship sunk (57 tons).

[Mine] indicates the vessel was hit by a mine laid by said U-boat.

General Events during this patrol

We have no events listed for this patrol.

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Attacks on U-16 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-16 duing this patrol (prior to its loss).

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Mine-laying operations during this patrol

U-16 laid mines on the following dates during this patrol:

23 Oct 1939AN 7988Folkestone9 TMB

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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