U-boat patrols

Patrol info for UA

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
25 Feb 1941Kiel18 Mar 1941Lorient22 days


Officers *

KrvKpt. Hans Eckermann

Josef Elsinghorst

Oblt. Kurt Baberg

Oblt. Rolf-Birger Wahlen

Helmut Metz

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of UA

We have 20 daily positions for the 22 days UA was at sea.

Ships hit by UA during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
8 Mar 1941UAHans Eckermann Dunaff Head5,258brOB-293A

1 ship sunk (5,258 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on UA during this patrol

8 Mar 1941
For many years was it believed that the British destroyer HMS Wolverine sank U-47 on 8 March 1941 after a series of depth charges attacks, but the target was actually Eckermann's U-A, which escaped unscathed. (Sources: 1991-06-01, FDS/NHB)

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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