U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-71

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
14 Jun 1941Kiel2 Jul 1941St. Nazaire19 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Walter Flachsenberg

Oblt. Horst Sch√ľnemann

Ltn. G√ľnther-Paul Grave
WO (sup)

Oblt. Odo Loewe

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-71

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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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