Patrol info for U-101
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|5 Oct 1940||Lorient||24 Oct 1940||Lorient||20 days|
Kptlt. Fritz Frauenheim
Oblt. Georg-Werner Fraatz
Oblt. Egon Reiner Freiherr von Schlippenbach
Oblt. Rolf Steinhaus
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-101
We have daily positions for all 20 days on this patrol.
Departure from Lorient on 5 Oct 1940.
6 Oct 1940 - 7 Oct 1940 - 8 Oct 1940 - 9 Oct 1940 - 10 Oct 1940 - 11 Oct 1940 - 12 Oct 1940 - 13 Oct 1940 - 14 Oct 1940 - 15 Oct 1940 - 16 Oct 1940 - 17 Oct 1940 - 18 Oct 1940 - 19 Oct 1940 - 20 Oct 1940 - 21 Oct 1940 - 22 Oct 1940 - 23 Oct 1940 -
Arrival at Lorient on 24 Oct 1940.
Ships hit by U-101 during this patrol
|Date||U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy||Map|
|12 Oct 1940||U-101||Fritz Frauenheim||Saint-Malô||5,779||ca||HX-77||A|
|18 Oct 1940||U-101||Fritz Frauenheim||Creekirk||3,917||br||SC-7||B|
|18 Oct 1940||U-101||Fritz Frauenheim||Blairspey (d.)||4,155||br||SC-7||C|
|19 Oct 1940||U-101||Fritz Frauenheim||Assyrian||2,962||br||SC-7||D|
|19 Oct 1940||U-101||Fritz Frauenheim||Soesterberg||1,904||nl||SC-7||E|
4 ships sunk (14,562 tons) and 1 ship damaged (4,155 tons).
General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-101 during this patrol
19 Oct 1940
Despite being shelled by an armed freighter, U-101 completed the launch of torpedoes in a final attack on convoy SC 7 north of Ireland. The shells missed, landing astern as U-101 was turning away and zig-zagging. (Sources: Ritschel)
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