U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-41

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
7 Nov 1939Wilhelmshaven7 Dec 1939Wilhelmshaven31 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Gustav-Adolf Mugler

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-41

We have daily positions for all 31 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-41 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
12 Nov 1939U-41Gustav-Adolf Mugler Cresswell275brA
12 Nov 1939U-41Gustav-Adolf Mugler Arne Kjøde11,019nwB
19 Nov 1939U-41Gustav-Adolf Mugler Darino1,351brC
21 Nov 1939U-41Gustav-Adolf Mugler Les Barges II296frD

4 ships sunk (12,941 tons).

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General Events during this patrol


12 Nov 1939. After sinking the British steamer Cresswell, U-41 took seven survivors on board. Some hours later the U-boat stopped another ship and put them aboard it.

19 Nov 1939. After sinking the British steam merchantman Darino, U-41 took on board 11 survivors at 0200hrs. They were transferred to an Italian steamer some ten hours later.

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Attacks on U-41 during this patrol

16 Nov 1939
British escorts from convoy SL 7 hunted and depth charged the boat for 20 hours. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 119)

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