U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-15


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
25 Aug 1939Wilhelmshaven30 Aug 1939Wilhelmshaven6 days
31 Aug 1939Wilhelmshaven8 Sep 1939Wilhelmshaven9 days
15 days
Sometimes patrols were split into several 'legs', for resupply and other matters.

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.


Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-15

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We have 9 daily positions for the 15 days U-15 was at sea.

Departure from Wilhelmshaven on 31 Aug 1939.
1 Sep 1939 - 2 Sep 1939 - 3 Sep 1939 - 4 Sep 1939 - 5 Sep 1939 - 6 Sep 1939 - 7 Sep 1939 -
Arrival at Wilhelmshaven on 8 Sep 1939.

Ships hit by U-15 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
10 Sep 1939U-15Heinz Buchholz Goodwood [Mine]2,796br
21 Oct 1939U-15Heinz Buchholz Orsa [Mine]1,478br
28 Dec 1939U-15Heinz Buchholz Resercho [Mine]258br
 4,532

3 ships sunk (4,532 tons).

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[Mine] indicates the vessel was hit by a mine laid by said U-boat.

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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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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