Patrol info for U-201
Date lookup for 9 May 1941
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|22 Apr 1941||Kiel||18 May 1941||Lorient||27 days|
Oblt. Adalbert Schnee
Ltn. Wolfgang Leimkühler
U-201's position on 9 May 1941
Wolfpack operations during this patrol
U-201 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
West (8 May 1941 - 13 May 1941)
Ships hit by U-201 on this date
|Date||U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy||Map|
|9 May 1941||U-201||Adalbert Schnee||Gregalia||5,802||br||OB-318||A|
|9 May 1941||U-201||Adalbert Schnee||Empire Cloud (d.)||5,969||br||OB-318||B|
1 ship sunk (5,802 tons) and 1 ship damaged (5,969 tons).
General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-201 during this patrol
9 May 1941
After a successful attack on convoy OB 318 the boat was attacked for almost five hours by escorts HMS Amazon, HMS Nigella and HMS St. Apollo, dropping 99 depth charges which caused severe damage. The boat managed to escape on the surface during the night and was initally able to continue her patrol after repairs, but a damaged fuel tank forced her to return to base on 13 May.
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