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Patrol info for U-331

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
24 Sep 1941Lorient11 Oct 1941Salamis18 days


Officers *

Oblt. Hans-Diedrich Freiherr von Tiesenhausen

Oblt. Wilhelm Franken

Kptlt. Bernhard Zurmühlen

Oblt. Heinz Koch

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-331

We have daily positions for all 18 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-331 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
10 Oct 1941U-331Hans-Diedrich Freiherr von Tiesenhausen HMS TLC-18 (A 18) (d.)372brA

1 ship damaged (372 tons).

(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol


28 Sep 1941. At 22.05 hrs U-331 began her attempt to break through into the Mediterranean. She did so the next morning at 04.30 hrs. Two months later she sank the British battleship HMS Barham.

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Attacks on U-331 during this patrol

10 Oct 1941
The boat fought a gun duel with 3 British landing craft off Sidi Barrani and damaged HMS TLC-18 (A 18), but was itself slightly damaged. Two men of the gun crew were wounded, one of them mortally. [Bootsmann Hans Gerstenich]

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