U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-99

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
25 Jul 1940Lorient5 Aug 1940Lorient12 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Otto Kretschmer

Oblt. Klaus Heinrich Bargsten

Ltn. Horst Elfe

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

We have daily positions for all 12 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-99 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
28 Jul 1940U-99Otto Kretschmer Auckland Star13,212brA
29 Jul 1940U-99Otto Kretschmer Clan Menzies7,336brB
31 Jul 1940U-99Otto Kretschmer Jamaica Progress5,475brC
31 Jul 1940U-99Otto Kretschmer Jersey City6,322brOB-191D
2 Aug 1940U-99Otto Kretschmer Strinda (d.)10,973nwOB-191E
2 Aug 1940U-99Otto Kretschmer Lucerna (d.)6,556brOB-191F
2 Aug 1940U-99Otto Kretschmer Alexia (d.)8,016brOB-191G

4 ships sunk (32,345 tons) and 3 ships damaged (25,545 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-99 during this patrol

31 Jul 1940
Following a successful attack on convoy OB 191, escorts dropped 20 depth charges but U-99 escaped unscathed. In the evening the boat surfaced to attack the convoy again, but was twice forced to dive and bombed by a flying boat, again without being damaged. (Sources: Ritschel)

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