U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-36

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
7 Sep 1939Kiel30 Sep 1939Kiel24 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Wilhelm Fröhlich

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-36

We have 22 daily positions for the 24 days U-36 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-36 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
15 Sep 1939U-36Wilhelm Fröhlich Truro974brA
25 Sep 1939U-36Wilhelm Fröhlich Silesia1,839swB
27 Sep 1939U-36Wilhelm Fröhlich Algeria (c.)1,617swC

3 ships sunk (4,430 tons).

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(c.) means the ship was captured (included in ships & tonnage lost).

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-36 during this patrol

17 Sep 1939
British submarine HMS Seahorse (96 S) fired a spread of three torpedoes at U-36, which had just stopped to question a neutral Danish steamer. The U-boat was lucky to escape harm, as one of the torpedoes passed directly underneath her. (Sources: Dr. Jürgen Rohwer, Herbert Ritschel)

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