U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-37

Date lookup for 24 Aug 1940

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
17 Aug 1940Lorient30 Aug 1940Lorient14 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Victor Oehrn

Ltn. Hans-G√ľnther Kuhlmann

U-37's position on 24 Aug 1940

Ships hit by U-37 on this date

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
24 Aug 1940U-37Victor Oehrn Brookwood5,100brOA-200A
24 Aug 1940U-37Victor Oehrn HMS Penzance (L 28)1,025brSC-1B

2 ships sunk (6,125 tons).

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Attacks on U-37 during this patrol

24 Aug 1940
The boat was hit by both surface escorts and aircraft in mid-Atlantic and forced to abort to France. Date is approximate. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 180)

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