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Patrol info for U-331

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
12 Nov 1941Salamis3 Dec 1941Salamis22 days


Officers *

Oblt. Hans-Diedrich Freiherr von Tiesenhausen

Oblt. Wilhelm Franken

Herbert Kühn

Oblt. Heinz Koch

Kptlt. Bernhard Zurmühlen

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

We have daily positions for all 22 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-331 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
25 Nov 1941U-331Hans-Diedrich Freiherr von Tiesenhausen HMS Barham (04)31,100brA

1 ship sunk (31,100 tons).

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General Events during this patrol


12 Nov 1941. U-331 left Salamis with eight commandos aboard bound for the front at Tobruk , Libya.

17 Nov 1941. On 17 November, at the start of her third patrol, U-331 landed eight commandos on the Egyptian coast east of Ras Gibeisa. Their mission was to blow up a railway line, in which they failed. U-331 went on to sink the British battleship HMS Barham on 25 Nov.

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Attacks on U-331 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-331 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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