Patrol info for U-23
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|1 Oct 1939||Wilhelmshaven||16 Oct 1939||Kiel||16 days|
Kptlt. Otto Kretschmer
Oblt. Adalbert Schnee
Patrol in the North Sea off the Shetland and Orkney Islands.
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-23
We have 15 daily positions for the 16 days U-23 was at sea.
1 Oct 1939 - 2 Oct 1939 - 3 Oct 1939 - 4 Oct 1939 - 5 Oct 1939 - 6 Oct 1939 - 7 Oct 1939 - 8 Oct 1939 - 9 Oct 1939 - 10 Oct 1939 - 11 Oct 1939 - 12 Oct 1939 - 13 Oct 1939 - 14 Oct 1939 - 15 Oct 1939 -
Arrival at Kiel on 16 Oct 1939.
Ships hit by U-23 during this patrol
General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-23 during this patrol
14 Oct 1939
The British submarine HMS Sturgeon (Lt. G.D.A. Gregory, RN) fired three torpedoes at U-23 in the Skagerrak some 20 nautical miles WNW of Skagen, Denmark in position 57º49N, 09º59E. All three missed.
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