U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-47

Date lookup for 20 Oct 1940

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
14 Oct 1940Lorient23 Oct 1940Lorient10 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Günther Prien

Oblt. Hans-Werner Kraus

Oblt. Amelung von Varendorff

U-47's position on 20 Oct 1940

Ships hit by U-47 on this date

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
20 Oct 1940U-47Günther Prien La Estancia5,185brHX-79A
20 Oct 1940U-47Günther Prien Whitford Point5,026brHX-79B
20 Oct 1940U-47Günther Prien Athelmonarch (d.)8,995brHX-79C

2 ships sunk (10,211 tons) and 1 ship damaged (8,995 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

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