U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-79

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
28 Sep 1941Lorient23 Oct 1941Salamis26 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Wolfgang Kaufmann

Oblt. Wilhelm von Mässenhausen

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

We have daily positions for all 26 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-79 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
21 Oct 1941U-79Wolfgang Kaufmann HMS Gnat (T 60) (t.)625brA

1 ship sunk (625 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
(t.) means the ship was a total loss (included in ships & tonnage lost).

General Events during this patrol


5 Oct 1941. U-79 was successful in breaking through to the Mediterranean.

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Attacks on U-79 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-79 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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