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Patrol info for U-124

Date lookup for 25 Aug 1940

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
19 Aug 1940Wilhelmshaven16 Sep 1940Lorient29 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Georg-Wilhelm Schulz
Cdr sea training

Oblt. Reinhard Hardegen
Cdr training

Kptlt. Wilhelm Kleinschmidt

Wilhelm Gerlach

U-124's position on 25 Aug 1940

Ships hit by U-124 on this date

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
25 Aug 1940U-124Georg-Wilhelm Schulz Stakesby (d.)3,900brHX-65AA
25 Aug 1940U-124Georg-Wilhelm Schulz Harpalyce5,169brHX-65AB
25 Aug 1940U-124Georg-Wilhelm Schulz Fircrest5,394brHX-65AC

2 ships sunk (10,563 tons) and 1 ship damaged (3,900 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

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Attacks on U-124 during this patrol

25 Aug 1940
In late evening, the boat successfully attacked convoy HX 65A off the Isle of Lewis and then dived to evade HMS Godetia, which dropped 12 depth charges and then lost contact. This was because U-124 had lain grounded on the seabed for an hour after hitting a rock formation at a depth of 90 metres (295ft). The U-boat was not damaged by the depth charges, but the collision had damaged three of the four bow torpedo tubes, and the boat was ordered to assume weather reporting duties for the rest of the patrol.

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