U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-47

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
19 Aug 1939Kiel15 Sep 1939Kiel28 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Günther Prien

Oblt. Engelbert Endrass

Ltn. Erwin Witte

Ltn. Amelung von Varendorff

Wilhelm Spahr

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-47

We have daily positions for all 28 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-47 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
5 Sep 1939U-47Günther Prien Bosnia2,407brA
6 Sep 1939U-47Günther Prien Rio Claro4,086brB
7 Sep 1939U-47Günther Prien Gartavon1,777brC

3 ships sunk (8,270 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-47 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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