U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-23

Date lookup for 5 Dec 1939


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
5 Dec 1939Kiel15 Dec 1939Lost11 days

Commander

Officers *


Kptlt. Otto Kretschmer
1WO

Oblt. Adalbert Schnee
2WO

Oblt. Hans-Diedrich Freiherr von Tiesenhausen

Patrol description

Patrol in the North Sea off the east coast of Scotland and the Orkney Islands. Reconnaissance off Kirkwall, Stronsay Firth, St. Magnus Bay and Ura Firth.


U-23's position on 5 Dec 1939

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Daily position of the U-boat.

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Ships hit by U-23 on this date

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General Events during this patrol

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