U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-331

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
14 Jan 1942Salamis28 Feb 1942La Spezia46 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Hans-Diedrich Freiherr von Tiesenhausen

Herbert Kühn

Oblt. Heinz Koch

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

We have 41 daily positions for the 46 days U-331 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-331 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol


15 Feb 1942. U-331 rescued five Italian airmen from a rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean Sea about 30 miles north-east of Sidi Barrani, Egypt at 2020hrs. They were from a Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 torpedo bomber (205a Squadriglia, Capitano Marino Marini) which was shot down in aerial combat with three Hurricane fighters (30 Sqn RAF) while attacking the returing Malta convoy MW-9 earlier that day. One crewman had been killed.

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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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