U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-96

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
12 Apr 1941St. Nazaire22 May 1941St. Nazaire41 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock

Oblt. Alfred Schlieper

Ltn. Hardo Rodler von Roithberg

Alfred Radermacher

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-96

We have daily positions for all 41 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-96 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
28 Apr 1941U-96Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock Oilfield8,516brHX-121A
28 Apr 1941U-96Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock Caledonia9,892nwHX-121B
28 Apr 1941U-96Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock Port Hardy8,897brHX-121C
19 May 1941U-96Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock Empire Ridge2,922brHG-61D

4 ships sunk (30,227 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-96 during this patrol

28 Apr 1941

On 28 Apr 1941 southeast of Iceland, in position 60.04N, 15.45W, the British corvette HMS Gladiolus depth charged a German U-boat. This was for some time thought to have sunk U-65, but the target was actually U-96, which escaped unscathed.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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