U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-25

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
13 Jan 1940Wilhelmshaven19 Feb 1940Wilhelmshaven38 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Viktor Schütze

Kptlt. Eitel-Friedrich Kentrat

Paul Sander

Patrol description

Patrol in the North Atlantic off Portugal and Gibraltar.

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-25

We have 36 daily positions for the 38 days U-25 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-25 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
17 Jan 1940U-25Viktor Schütze Polzella4,751brA
17 Jan 1940U-25Viktor Schütze Enid1,140nwB
18 Jan 1940U-25Viktor Schütze Pajala6,873swC
22 Jan 1940U-25Viktor Schütze Songa2,589nwD
3 Feb 1940U-25Viktor Schütze Armanistan6,805brOG-16E
13 Feb 1940U-25Viktor Schütze Chastine Mærsk5,177daF

6 ships sunk (27,335 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

General Events during this patrol


30 Jan 1940. U-25 was refuelled by the German tanker Thalia in Cadiz harbour, the first time a Spanish port was used for this purpose.

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Attacks on U-25 during this patrol

18 Jan 1940
At 16.25 hrs, the boat torpedoed and sank Pajala near North Rona, Hebrides. Her escort, the armed boarding vessel HMS Northern Duke, forced U-25 to dive with gunfire at 17.26 hrs and followed up with depth charges. She claimed hits on the conning tower and the sinking of the enemy, but U-25 in fact escaped undamaged.

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