Patrol info for U-99
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|30 Oct 1940||Lorient||8 Nov 1940||Lorient||10 days|
Kptlt. Otto Kretschmer
Oblt. Klaus Heinrich Bargsten
Oblt. Horst Elfe
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-99
We have daily positions for all 10 days on this patrol.
Ships hit by U-99 during this patrol
|Date||U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy||Map|
|3 Nov 1940||U-99||Otto Kretschmer||Casanare||5,376||br||A|
|3 Nov 1940||U-99||Otto Kretschmer||HMS Laurentic (F 51)||18,724||br||B|
|4 Nov 1940||U-99||Otto Kretschmer||HMS Patroclus||11,314||br||C|
|5 Nov 1940||U-99||Otto Kretschmer||Scottish Maiden||6,993||br||HX-83||D|
4 ships sunk (42,407 tons).
General Events during this patrol
3 Nov 1940. At 2250hrs on 3 November, 1940, one of the most dramatic battles of the U-boat war began. U-99 attacked the armed merchant cruisers HMS Laurentic and HMS Patroclus. They were both sunk within seven hours, during which the U-boat fired ten torpedoes and four rounds from the deck gun, while the vessels returned fire without damaging the U-boat.
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Attacks on U-99 during this patrol
We have no recorded attacks on U-99 duing this patrol.
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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.