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Patrol info for U-101

Date lookup for 19 Oct 1940

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
5 Oct 1940Lorient24 Oct 1940Lorient20 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Fritz Frauenheim

Oblt. Georg-Werner Fraatz

Oblt. Egon Reiner Freiherr von Schlippenbach

Oblt. Rolf Steinhaus

U-101's position on 19 Oct 1940

Ships hit by U-101 on this date

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
19 Oct 1940U-101Fritz Frauenheim Assyrian2,962brSC-7A
19 Oct 1940U-101Fritz Frauenheim Soesterberg1,904nlSC-7B

2 ships sunk (4,866 tons).

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Attacks on U-101 during this patrol

19 Oct 1940
Despite being shelled by an armed freighter, U-101 completed the launch of torpedoes in a final attack on convoy SC 7 north of Ireland. The shells missed, landing astern as U-101 was turning away and zig-zagging. (Sources: Ritschel)

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