U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-5

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
4 Apr 1940Wilhelmshaven19 Apr 1940Wilhelmshaven16 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock

Oblt. G√ľnther Krech

Alfred Radermacher

Patrol description

Formed U-boat group 8 (Lindesnes) together with U-2, U-3 and U-6 for Operation Weseruebung, the German invasion of Denmark and Norway.

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-5

We have daily positions for all 16 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-5 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol


11 Apr 1940. U-5 encountered a British submarine and fired one torpedo, but without success.

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Attacks on U-5 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-5 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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