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Patrol info for U-21

Date lookup for 26 Mar 1940

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
21 Mar 1940Wilhelmshaven27 Mar 1940Mandal, Norway7 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Wolf-Harro Stiebler

Oblt. Robert Bartels

Patrol description

Patrol in the North Sea off Southern Norway. At 23.30 hours on 26 March, U-21 ran aground at the Norwegian coast on Oddknuppen Island following a navigational error. The boat was interned by Norway, refloated on 28 March and towed to Mandal, later to Kristiansand-Marviken. After U-21 was recaptured by Germany in April 1940 it was transferred to Kiel and returned to service as training boat after being repaired.

U-21's position on 26 Mar 1940

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