U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-17

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
31 Aug 1939Wilhelmshaven8 Sep 1939Wilhelmshaven9 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Heinz von Reiche

Patrol description

Minelaying operation off South Foreland.

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-17

We have 8 daily positions for the 9 days U-17 was at sea.

Departure from Wilhelmshaven on 31 Aug 1939.
1 Sep 1939 - 2 Sep 1939 - 3 Sep 1939 - 4 Sep 1939 - 5 Sep 1939 - 6 Sep 1939 - 7 Sep 1939 -
Arrival at Wilhelmshaven on 8 Sep 1939.

Ships hit by U-17 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
14 Sep 1939U-17Heinz von Reiche Hawarden Castle [Mine]210brA

1 ship sunk (210 tons).

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

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-17 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-17 duing this patrol.

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Mine-laying operations during this patrol

U-17 laid mines on the following dates during this patrol:

5 Sep 193912h1012h25AN 7986South-Foreland9 TMB

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