U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-15

Date lookup for 3 Sep 1939


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
31 Aug 1939Wilhelmshaven8 Sep 1939Lost9 days

Commander

Officers *


Kptlt. Heinz Buchholz

Patrol description

Second part of the first war patrol - a mine laying operation off Flamborough Head.

Ordered to observe the shipping in the southern North Sea, but was recalled on 29 August to prepare the boat for a mine laying operation.


U-15's position on 3 Sep 1939

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Daily position of the U-boat.

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Ships hit by U-15 on this date

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-15 during this patrol

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Mine-laying operations during this patrol

U-15 laid mines on the following dates during this patrol:

DateStartEndGridLocationMines
5 Sep 193911h4012h18AN 5856Flamborough Head9 TMB

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