Patrol info for U-37
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|17 Aug 1940||Lorient||30 Aug 1940||Lorient||14 days|
Kptlt. Victor Oehrn
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-37
We have daily positions for all 14 days on this patrol.
Departure from Lorient on 17 Aug 1940.
18 Aug 1940 - 19 Aug 1940 - 20 Aug 1940 - 21 Aug 1940 - 22 Aug 1940 - 23 Aug 1940 - 24 Aug 1940 - 25 Aug 1940 - 26 Aug 1940 - 27 Aug 1940 - 28 Aug 1940 - 29 Aug 1940 -
Arrival at Lorient on 30 Aug 1940.
Ships hit by U-37 during this patrol
|Date||U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|23 Aug 1940||U-37||Victor Oehrn||Keret||1,718||nw||OA-200|
|23 Aug 1940||U-37||Victor Oehrn||Severn Leigh||5,242||br||OA-200|
|24 Aug 1940||U-37||Victor Oehrn||Brookwood||5,100||br||OA-200|
|24 Aug 1940||U-37||Victor Oehrn||HMS Penzance (L 28)||1,025||br||SC-1|
|25 Aug 1940||U-37||Victor Oehrn||Blairmore||4,141||br||SC-1|
|25 Aug 1940||U-37||Victor Oehrn||Yewcrest||3,774||br||OB-201|
|27 Aug 1940||U-37||Victor Oehrn||Theodoros T.||3,409||gr|
7 ships sunk (24,409 tons).
General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-37 during this patrol
24 Aug 1940
The boat was hit by both surface escorts and aircraft in mid-Atlantic and forced to abort to France. Date is approximate. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 180)
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