U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-30

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
11 Mar 1940Wilhelmshaven30 Mar 1940Wilhelmshaven20 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Fritz-Julius Lemp

Oblt. Eberhard Greger

Ltn. Friedrich Bothe

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-30

We have daily positions for all 20 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-30 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol


13 Mar 1940. At 20.00 hrs, in AN 4965 (approx. 56°51N/03°48E), U-30 missed the British submarine HMS Truant after firing two torpedoes and hearing two end-of-run detonations.

29 Mar 1940. U-30 rescued all four crewmen of the drifting Dornier Do18G WNr V862 (2./KüFlGr 906, 8L+GK) in the North Sea about 40 miles south-west of Egersund, Norway at 0400hrs. The flying boat had made an emergency landing at sea due to engine trouble during a search and rescue mission the day before. Unable to take it in tow the U-boat scuttled the aircraft with gunfire.

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Attacks on U-30 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-30 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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