U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-47

Date lookup for 5 Dec 1939

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
16 Nov 1939Kiel18 Dec 1939Kiel33 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Günther Prien

Oblt. Engelbert Endrass

Oblt. Amelung von Varendorff

Wilhelm Spahr

U-47's position on 5 Dec 1939

Ships hit by U-47 on this date

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
5 Dec 1939U-47Günther Prien Navasota8,795brOB-46A

1 ship sunk (8,795 tons).

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Attacks on U-47 during this patrol

5 Dec 1939
After sinking the British steam merchant Navasota U-47 was briefly depth charged by British destroyers, but escaped unharmed. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 120)

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