U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-33

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
29 Oct 1939Wilhelmshaven26 Nov 1939Wilhelmshaven29 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Hans-Wilhelm von Dresky

Oblt. Hans Heidtmann

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-33

We have 28 daily positions for the 29 days U-33 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-33 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
20 Nov 1939U-33Hans-Wilhelm von Dresky Thomas Hankins276brA
20 Nov 1939U-33Hans-Wilhelm von Dresky Delphine250brB
20 Nov 1939U-33Hans-Wilhelm von Dresky Sea Sweeper329brC
21 Nov 1939U-33Hans-Wilhelm von Dresky Sulby287brD
21 Nov 1939U-33Hans-Wilhelm von Dresky William Humphries276brE
23 Nov 1939U-33Hans-Wilhelm von Dresky Borkum (t.)3,670dtF
25 Dec 1939U-33Hans-Wilhelm von Dresky Stanholme [Mine]2,473brG
16 Jan 1940U-33Hans-Wilhelm von Dresky Inverdargle [Mine]9,456brH

8 ships sunk (17,017 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
(t.) means the ship was a total loss (included in ships & tonnage lost).
[Mine] indicates the vessel was hit by a mine laid by said U-boat.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-33 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-33 duing this patrol.

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Mine-laying operations during this patrol

U-33 laid mines on the following dates during this patrol:

9 Nov 193903h1504h28AM 9948Swansea Bay12 TMB

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