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Patrol info for U-96

Date lookup for 30 Nov 1941

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
27 Oct 1941St. Nazaire6 Dec 1941St. Nazaire41 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock

Oblt. Gerhard Groth

Ltn. Werner Herrmann

Alfred Radermacher
WO sea training

Hans-Heinrich Haß

Patrol description

The translated war diary of U-96 for this patrol is available on our partner website: uboatarchive.net

U-96's position on 30 Nov 1941

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-96 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Stosstrupp (30 Oct 1941 - 4 Nov 1941)
   Störtebecker (5 Nov 1941 - 19 Nov 1941)
   Benecke (19 Nov 1941 - 22 Nov 1941)

Ships hit by U-96 on this date

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-96 during this patrol

30 Nov 1941
While penetrating the Straits of Gibraltar, U-96 was attacked at 2235hrs by a British Swordfish aircraft. Suffering some damage, the boat dived, surfaced the next morning at 0445hrs, and proceeded to base in France. The much longer and more dramatic stay in the deep described by Buchheim in his novel Das Boot is one of the numerous occasions in this book where the author fictionalized the events he experienced during his time as war correspondent on U-96. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 401)

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