Patrol info for U-71
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|14 Jun 1941||Kiel||2 Jul 1941||St. Nazaire||19 days|
Kptlt. Walter Flachsenberg
Oblt. Horst Schünemann
Ltn. Günther-Paul Grave
Oblt. Odo Loewe
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-71
We have daily positions for all 19 days on this patrol.
Departure from Kiel on 14 Jun 1941.
15 Jun 1941 - 16 Jun 1941 - 17 Jun 1941 - 18 Jun 1941 - 19 Jun 1941 - 20 Jun 1941 - 21 Jun 1941 - 22 Jun 1941 - 23 Jun 1941 - 24 Jun 1941 - 25 Jun 1941 - 26 Jun 1941 - 27 Jun 1941 - 28 Jun 1941 - 29 Jun 1941 - 30 Jun 1941 - 1 Jul 1941 -
Arrival at St. Nazaire on 2 Jul 1941.
Ships hit by U-71 during this patrol
General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-71 during this patrol
25 Jun 1941
The British corvette HMS Gladiolus (K 34) sighted the surfaced boat as she attempted to penetrate a convoy and forced her to dive. Gladiolus then dropped 30 depth charges over five runs before the arrival of the corvette HMS Nasturtium, which dropped six depth charges. U-71 managed to make her escape on the surface. She received at least one hit on the conning tower from HMS Gladiolus. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 311)
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