U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-123

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
14 Oct 1941Lorient22 Nov 1941Lorient40 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Reinhard Hardegen

Oblt. Herbert Schneider

Ltn. Horst von Schroeter

Walter Kaeding

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-123

We have daily positions for all 40 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-123 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Schlagetot (20 Oct 1941 - 23 Oct 1941)
   Raubritter (1 Nov 1941 - 11 Nov 1941)
   St√∂rtebecker (16 Nov 1941 - 18 Nov 1941)

Ships hit by U-123 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
21 Oct 1941U-123Reinhard Hardegen HMS Aurania (F 28) (d.)13,984brSL-89A

1 ship damaged (13,984 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

We have no events listed for this patrol.

Add more events! If you know of an interesting event either missing from this date or an upcoming event that you'd like to share please contact us. We continuously update these databases.

Attacks on U-123 during this patrol

21 Oct 1941
After the British Armed Merchant Cruiser HMS Aurania launched a lifeboat by mistake on being damaged but not sunk by torpedoes from U-123, one seaman was rescued and taken on board as a POW. In the evening the boat suffered slight damage from two bombs dropped by a British Sunderland flying boat.

About this data
If you believe we have missed an attack on a German U-boat in this listing please let us know.

See all patrols for U-123

* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

Return to U-boat Patrols main page