U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-69

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
18 Mar 1941Lorient11 Apr 1941Lorient25 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Jost Metzler

Oblt. Günther Heydemann

Hans-Botho Bade

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-69

We have daily positions for all 25 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-69 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
30 Mar 1941U-69Jost Metzler Coultarn3,759brOB-302A
3 Apr 1941U-69Jost Metzler Thirlby (d.)4,887brSC-26B

1 ship sunk (3,759 tons) and 1 ship damaged (4,887 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-69 during this patrol

21 Mar 1941
The boat was depth charged for several hours by two convoy escorts from an inbound convoy from Halifax. No damage to the boat reported. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 259)

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