U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-79

Date lookup for 12 Aug 1941

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
21 Jul 1941Lorient16 Aug 1941Lorient27 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Wolfgang Kaufmann

Oblt. Wilhelm von Mässenhausen
WO training

Hans-Erich Kummetz

U-79's position on 12 Aug 1941

Ships hit by U-79 on this date

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Attacks on U-79 during this patrol

12 Aug 1941
The boat was heavily depth charged by convoy escorts near the Portuguese coast and forced to abort its attack. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 336)

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