U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-21

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
21 Mar 1940Wilhelmshaven27 Mar 1940Mandal, Norway7 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Wolf-Harro Stiebler

Oblt. Robert Bartels

Patrol description

Patrol in the North Sea off Southern Norway. At 23.30 hours on 26 March, U-21 ran aground at the Norwegian coast on Oddknuppen Island following a navigational error. The boat was interned by Norway, refloated on 28 March and towed to Mandal, later to Kristiansand-Marviken. After U-21 was recaptured by Germany in April 1940 it was transferred to Kiel and returned to service as training boat after being repaired.

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

We have 2 daily positions for the 7 days U-21 was at sea.

Departure from Wilhelmshaven on 21 Mar 1940.
22 Mar 1940 - 23 Mar 1940 - 24 Mar 1940 - 25 Mar 1940 - 26 Mar 1940 -

Ships hit by U-21 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol


27 Mar 1940. In Norwegian waters, a trawler pulled U-21 free after grounding the day before. The U-boat then entered Kristiansand harbour and was interned. U-21 was recaptured on 9 April after the invasion of Norway.

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Attacks on U-21 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-21 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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