U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-57

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
15 Jul 1940Bergen20 Jul 1940Bergen6 days
22 Jul 1940Bergen7 Aug 1940Lorient17 days
23 days
Sometimes patrols were split into several 'legs', for resupply and other matters.


Officers *

Oblt. Erich Topp

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-57


means a ship hit (sunk or damaged). indicates an Allied attack on the boat.

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We have daily positions for all 23 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-57 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
17 Jul 1940U-57Erich Topp O.A. Brodin1,960swA
17 Jul 1940U-57Erich Topp Manipur8,652brHX-55AB
3 Aug 1940U-57Erich Topp Atos2,161swC

3 ships sunk (12,773 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-57 during this patrol

15 Jul 1940
The British submarine HMS Tetrarch (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Mills, DSC, RN) fired a spread of three torpedoes at U-57 off the entrance to Korsfjord near Bergen, Norway, none of which found their target.

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