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Patrol info for U-100

Date lookup for 16 Aug 1940

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
9 Aug 1940Kiel1 Sep 1940Lorient24 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Joachim Schepke

U-100's position on 16 Aug 1940

Ships hit by U-100 on this date

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
16 Aug 1940U-100Joachim Schepke Empire Merchant4,864brA

1 ship sunk (4,864 tons).

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General Events during this patrol


16 Aug 1940. After U-100 surfaced after sinking Empire Merchant, the boat suddenly dived again due to a handling error and Schepke, standing alone on the bridge, was forced to close the conning tower hatch to prevent the boat sinking. He clung to the periscope standard until the boat resurfaced. Schepke noted in the KTB (War Diary) entry that it must have been a funny sight for the survivors in the lifeboat to see a German U-boat commander in such an embarrassing situation. BdU (U-boat Command) was not amused.

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Attacks on U-100 during this patrol

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