U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-79

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
21 Jul 1941Lorient16 Aug 1941Lorient27 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Wolfgang Kaufmann

Oblt. Wilhelm von Mässenhausen
WO training

Hans-Erich Kummetz

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-79

We have daily positions for all 27 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-79 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
27 Jul 1941U-79Wolfgang Kaufmann Kellwyn1,459brOG-69A

1 ship sunk (1,459 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-79 during this patrol

12 Aug 1941
The boat was heavily depth charged by convoy escorts near the Portuguese coast and forced to abort its attack. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 336)

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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