U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-61

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
7 Dec 1939Wilhelmshaven18 Dec 1939Kiel12 days


Officers *

Oblt. Jürgen Oesten

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-61

We have 7 daily positions for the 12 days U-61 was at sea.

Departure from Wilhelmshaven on 7 Dec 1939.
8 Dec 1939 - 9 Dec 1939 - 10 Dec 1939 - 11 Dec 1939 - 12 Dec 1939 - 13 Dec 1939 - 14 Dec 1939 - 15 Dec 1939 - 16 Dec 1939 - 17 Dec 1939 -
Arrival at Kiel on 18 Dec 1939.

Ships hit by U-61 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol


11 Dec 1939. U-61 was unable to lay mines in the Firth of Forth as planned due to the presence of numerous enemy escorts.

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Attacks on U-61 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-61 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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