U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-103

Date lookup for 6 Oct 1940

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
21 Sep 1940Kiel19 Oct 1940Lorient29 days


Officers *

KrvKpt. Viktor Schütze

Oblt. Harald Gelhaus

Ltn. Wolfgang Römer

Paul Sander

Patrol description

The translated war diary of U-103 for this patrol is available on our partner website: uboatarchive.net

U-103's position on 6 Oct 1940

Ships hit by U-103 on this date

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
6 Oct 1940U-103Viktor Schütze Nina Borthen6,123nwOB-222A

1 ship sunk (6,123 tons).

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General Events during this patrol


6 Oct 1940. During the morning of this day, U-103 fired two torpedoes at a lone tanker, but both missed. In the evening the boat had more luck (see above), although four torpedoes were needed to sink their target.

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Attacks on U-103 during this patrol

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