U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-99

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
18 Jun 1940Kiel25 Jun 1940Wilhelmshaven8 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Otto Kretschmer

Oblt. Klaus Heinrich Bargsten

Ltn. Horst Elfe

Patrol description

Left Germany for a patrol in the North Atlantic, but while still in the North Sea a crew member became ill and the boat set course on Bergen to land him there. On 22 June, they transferred the ill crewman to Stör off Børnestangen, Norway. But en route U-99 had damaged when attacked in error by own aircraft and was forced to abort the patrol. Its arrival in Wilhelmshaven was delayed by fog and an Allied air attack on the harbour.

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-99

We have daily positions for all 8 days on this patrol.

Departure from Kiel on 18 Jun 1940.
19 Jun 1940 - 20 Jun 1940 - 21 Jun 1940 - 22 Jun 1940 - 23 Jun 1940 - 24 Jun 1940 -
Arrival at Wilhelmshaven on 25 Jun 1940.

Ships hit by U-99 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-99 during this patrol

21 Jun 1940
While inbound to Bergen with a medical casualty U-99 sailed into the path of the German battlecruiser Scharnhorst, whose Ar196 scout plane mistook the boat for a British submarine and attacked, causing damage that forced the boat back to Germany for repairs. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 171)

23 Jun 1940
The already damaged boat was returning from Bergen to Wilhelmshaven when bombed by aircraft twice this day, but only minor damage was caused. (Sources: Ritschel)

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