Patrol info for U-124
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|19 Aug 1940||Wilhelmshaven||16 Sep 1940||Lorient||29 days|
Kptlt. Georg-Wilhelm Schulz
|Cdr sea training
Oblt. Reinhard Hardegen
Kptlt. Wilhelm Kleinschmidt
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-124
We have daily positions for all 29 days on this patrol.
Departure from Wilhelmshaven on 19 Aug 1940.
20 Aug 1940 - 21 Aug 1940 - 22 Aug 1940 - 23 Aug 1940 - 24 Aug 1940 - 25 Aug 1940 - 26 Aug 1940 - 27 Aug 1940 - 28 Aug 1940 - 29 Aug 1940 - 30 Aug 1940 - 31 Aug 1940 - 1 Sep 1940 - 2 Sep 1940 - 3 Sep 1940 - 4 Sep 1940 - 5 Sep 1940 - 6 Sep 1940 - 7 Sep 1940 - 8 Sep 1940 - 9 Sep 1940 - 10 Sep 1940 - 11 Sep 1940 - 12 Sep 1940 - 13 Sep 1940 - 14 Sep 1940 - 15 Sep 1940 -
Arrival at Lorient on 16 Sep 1940.
Ships hit by U-124 during this patrol
|Date||U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy||Map|
|25 Aug 1940||U-124||Georg-Wilhelm Schulz||Stakesby (d.)||3,900||br||HX-65A||A|
|25 Aug 1940||U-124||Georg-Wilhelm Schulz||Harpalyce||5,169||br||HX-65A||B|
|25 Aug 1940||U-124||Georg-Wilhelm Schulz||Fircrest||5,394||br||HX-65A||C|
2 ships sunk (10,563 tons) and 1 ship damaged (3,900 tons).
General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-124 during this patrol
25 Aug 1940
In late evening, the boat successfully attacked convoy HX 65A off the Isle of Lewis and then dived to evade HMS Godetia, which dropped 12 depth charges and then lost contact. This was because U-124 had lain grounded on the seabed for an hour after hitting a rock formation at a depth of 90 metres (295ft). The U-boat was not damaged by the depth charges, but the collision had damaged three of the four bow torpedo tubes, and the boat was ordered to assume weather reporting duties for the rest of the patrol.
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