U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-21

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
9 Sep 1939Wilhelmshaven1 Oct 1939Wilhelmshaven23 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Fritz Frauenheim

Oblt. Robert Bartels

Patrol description

Patrol in the North Sea off the east coast of Scotland.

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-21

We have daily positions for all 23 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-21 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-21 during this patrol

9 Sep 1939
HMS Ursula (N 59) (Lt.Cdr. G.C. Philips, RN) fired the first British submarine torpedoes of the war in unsuccessfully attacking U-35 and U-21 with a spread of five torpedoes some 23 miles (37 km) north of the Dutch island of Schiermonnikoog. (Sources: Dr. J├╝rgen Rohwer)

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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