U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-17

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
29 Jan 1940Kiel10 Feb 1940Wilhelmshaven13 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Udo Behrens

Ltn. Hanns-Ferdinand Massmann

Patrol description

Patrol in the North Sea off Shetland and the Orkney Islands. On 4 February, a defect on the starboard diesel engine forced the boat to abort the patrol.

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

We have 12 daily positions for the 13 days U-17 was at sea.

Departure from Wilhelmshaven on 29 Jan 1940.
30 Jan 1940 - 31 Jan 1940 - 1 Feb 1940 - 2 Feb 1940 - 3 Feb 1940 - 4 Feb 1940 - 5 Feb 1940 - 6 Feb 1940 - 7 Feb 1940 - 8 Feb 1940 - 9 Feb 1940 -
Arrival at Wilhelmshaven on 10 Feb 1940.

Ships hit by U-17 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol


4 Feb 1940. U-17 had to break off her patrol due to serious engine trouble in the North Sea.

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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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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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