Patrol info for U-99
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|25 Jul 1940||Lorient||5 Aug 1940||Lorient||12 days|
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.
Departure from Lorient on 25 Jul 1940.
26 Jul 1940 - 27 Jul 1940 - 28 Jul 1940 - 29 Jul 1940 - 30 Jul 1940 - 31 Jul 1940 - 1 Aug 1940 - 2 Aug 1940 - 3 Aug 1940 - 4 Aug 1940 -
Arrival at Lorient on 5 Aug 1940.
Ships hit by U-99 during this patrol
|Date||U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|28 Jul 1940||U-99||Otto Kretschmer||Auckland Star||13,212||br|
|29 Jul 1940||U-99||Otto Kretschmer||Clan Menzies||7,336||br|
|31 Jul 1940||U-99||Otto Kretschmer||Jamaica Progress||5,475||br|
|31 Jul 1940||U-99||Otto Kretschmer||Jersey City||6,322||br||OB-191|
|2 Aug 1940||U-99||Otto Kretschmer||Strinda (d.)||10,973||nw||OB-191|
|2 Aug 1940||U-99||Otto Kretschmer||Lucerna (d.)||6,556||br||OB-191|
|2 Aug 1940||U-99||Otto Kretschmer||Alexia (d.)||8,016||br||OB-191|
4 ships sunk (32,345 tons) and 3 ships damaged (25,545 tons).
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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