Patrol info for U-99
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|27 Jun 1940||Wilhelmshaven||21 Jul 1940||Lorient||25 days|
Kptlt. Otto Kretschmer
Oblt. Klaus Heinrich Bargsten
Ltn. Horst Elfe
Patrol in the North Atlantic, west of Ireland.
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-99
We have daily positions for all 25 days on this patrol.
Departure from Wilhelmshaven on 27 Jun 1940.
28 Jun 1940 - 29 Jun 1940 - 30 Jun 1940 - 1 Jul 1940 - 2 Jul 1940 - 3 Jul 1940 - 4 Jul 1940 - 5 Jul 1940 - 6 Jul 1940 - 7 Jul 1940 - 8 Jul 1940 - 9 Jul 1940 - 10 Jul 1940 - 11 Jul 1940 - 12 Jul 1940 - 13 Jul 1940 - 14 Jul 1940 - 15 Jul 1940 - 16 Jul 1940 - 17 Jul 1940 - 18 Jul 1940 - 19 Jul 1940 - 20 Jul 1940 -
Arrival at Lorient on 21 Jul 1940.
Ships hit by U-99 during this patrol
|Date||U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy||Map|
|5 Jul 1940||U-99||Otto Kretschmer||Magog||2,053||ca||HX-52||A|
|7 Jul 1940||U-99||Otto Kretschmer||Sea Glory||1,964||br||B|
|7 Jul 1940||U-99||Otto Kretschmer||Bissen||1,514||sw||C|
|8 Jul 1940||U-99||Otto Kretschmer||Humber Arm||5,758||br||HX-53||D|
|12 Jul 1940||U-99||Otto Kretschmer||Ia||4,860||gr||E|
|12 Jul 1940||U-99||Otto Kretschmer||Merisaar (c.)||2,136||es||F|
|18 Jul 1940||U-99||Otto Kretschmer||Woodbury||4,434||br||G|
7 ships sunk (22,719 tons).
General Events during this patrol
29 Jun 1940. A German aircraft dropped 3 bombs on U-99 in the North Sea. The boat suffered minor damage.
12 Jul 1940. On 12 July, 1940, the Estonian steamer Merisaar was ordered by U-99 to sail to Bordeaux, France (the port was then already under German control). Her captain complied but on the way there she was sunk (on July 15th) by bombs from a German aircraft south of Queenstown.
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Attacks on U-99 during this patrol
29 Jun 1940
In diving to escape an attack by a German aircraft which dropped three bombs, the boat suffered minor damage on striking the seabed. It continued the patrol after repairing the damage while settled on the bottom. (Sources: Ritschel)
7 Jul 1940
At 14.14 hours the boat tried to stop the armed merchant Manistee with gunfire after missing her with a G7e torpedo at 14.01 hours. No hits were scored in the gun duel, but the Germans broke off the attack when shots fell within 100-200m (109-118 yds) of U-99. (Sources: Ritschel)
8 Jul 1940
After a successful attack on convoy HX 53 south of Fastnet, escorts dropped a total of 107 depth charges over 14 hours, but the boat escaped unscathed. (Sources: Ritschel)
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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.