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Patrol info for U-59

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
26 Aug 1940Lorient3 Sep 1940Lorient9 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Joachim Matz

Wilhelm Eisele

Ltn. Heinrich Hasenschar

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

We have daily positions for all 9 days on this patrol.

Departure from Lorient on 26 Aug 1940.
27 Aug 1940 - 28 Aug 1940 - 29 Aug 1940 - 30 Aug 1940 - 31 Aug 1940 - 1 Sep 1940 - 2 Sep 1940 -
Arrival at Lorient on 3 Sep 1940.

Ships hit by U-59 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
30 Aug 1940U-59Joachim Matz San Gabriel (t.)4,943grOB-205A
30 Aug 1940U-59Joachim Matz Anadara (d.)8,009brOB-205B
31 Aug 1940U-59Joachim Matz Bibury4,616brOB-205C

2 ships sunk (9,559 tons) and 1 ship damaged (8,009 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.
(t.) means the ship was a total loss (included in ships & tonnage lost).

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-59 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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