U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-59

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
30 Nov 1939Kiel8 Dec 1939Wilhelmshaven9 days


Officers *

Oblt. Harald Jürst

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-59

We have 4 daily positions for the 9 days U-59 was at sea.

Departure from Kiel on 30 Nov 1939.
1 Dec 1939 - 2 Dec 1939 - 3 Dec 1939 - 4 Dec 1939 - 5 Dec 1939 - 6 Dec 1939 - 7 Dec 1939 -
Arrival at Wilhelmshaven on 8 Dec 1939.

Ships hit by U-59 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
6 Dec 1939U-59Harald Jürst HMS Washington [Mine]209brA
12 Dec 1939U-59Harald Jürst Marwick Head [Mine]496brB

2 ships sunk (705 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
[Mine] indicates the vessel was hit by a mine laid by said U-boat.

General Events during this patrol


5 Dec 1939. U-59 laid 9 mines near the Cockle lightship off Lowestoft, UK which later resulted in the sinking of two ships.

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Attacks on U-59 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-59 duing this patrol.

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Mine-laying operations during this patrol

U-59 laid mines on the following dates during this patrol:

5 Dec 193923h3523h46AN 7635Cockle LV, Great Yarmouth9 TMB

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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