Patrol info for U-63
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|17 Feb 1940||Helgoland||25 Feb 1940||Lost||9 days|
Oblt. Günther Lorentz
Patrol in the North Sea off the Shetland and Orkney Islands. The boat participated in the operation Nordmark together with U-14, U-22, U-23, U-57 and U-61. The U-boats were placed off the British bases on the Shetland and Orkney Islands for reconnaissance during an unsuccessful sortie of the German battlecruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, the heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper and three destroyers against the British convoys between Norway and Britain between 18 and 20 February.
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-63
We have 3 daily positions for the 9 days U-63 was at sea.
Ships hit by U-63 during this patrol
General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-63 during this patrol
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