Patrol info for U-17
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|13 Apr 1940||Wilhelmshaven||2 May 1940||Kiel||20 days|
Kptlt. Udo Behrens
Ltn. Hanns-Ferdinand Massmann
Formed a reinforcement group together with U-23 and U-24 for Operation Weseruebung, the German invasion of Denmark and Norway. The boat made a defensive patrol off Korsfjord and Karmsund. On 20 April, an ill crew member was transferred to the Schnellboot S-24 off Stavanger.
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-17
We have daily positions for all 20 days on this patrol.
Departure from Wilhelmshaven on 13 Apr 1940.
14 Apr 1940 - 15 Apr 1940 - 16 Apr 1940 - 17 Apr 1940 - 18 Apr 1940 - 19 Apr 1940 - 20 Apr 1940 - 21 Apr 1940 - 22 Apr 1940 - 23 Apr 1940 - 24 Apr 1940 - 25 Apr 1940 - 26 Apr 1940 - 27 Apr 1940 - 28 Apr 1940 - 29 Apr 1940 - 30 Apr 1940 - 1 May 1940 -
Arrival at Kiel on 2 May 1940.
Ships hit by U-17 during this patrol
General Events during this patrol
26 Apr 1940. U-17 rescued all four crewmen of the drifting Dornier Do18G WNr V856 (2./KüFlGr 406, K6+DK) in the North Sea about 100 miles south-east of Shetland Islands at 0533hrs. The flying boat had made an emergency landing at sea the day before, possibly after aerial combat with a British Blenheim aircraft (110 Sqn RAF). Unable to take it in tow the U-boat scuttled the aircraft with gunfire at 0615hrs.
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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.