U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-17

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
29 Feb 1940Wilhelmshaven7 Mar 1940Wilhelmshaven8 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Udo Behrens

Ltn. Hanns-Ferdinand Massmann

Patrol description

Patrol in the southern North Sea off Cross Sand. The boat had to return early after firing all torpedoes in three attacks.

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

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

Departure from Wilhelmshaven on 29 Feb 1940.
1 Mar 1940 - 2 Mar 1940 - 3 Mar 1940 - 4 Mar 1940 - 5 Mar 1940 - 6 Mar 1940 -
Arrival at Wilhelmshaven on 7 Mar 1940.

Ships hit by U-17 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
2 Mar 1940U-17Udo Behrens Rijnstroom695nlA
5 Mar 1940U-17Udo Behrens Grutto920nlB

2 ships sunk (1,615 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-17 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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