U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-71

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
23 Feb 1942St. Nazaire20 Apr 1942La Pallice57 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Walter Flachsenberg

Oblt. Adolf-Wilhelm Freiherr von Hammerstein-Equord

Ltn. Carl-Gabriel Graf von Gudenus

Karl-Hermann Bortfeldt

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

We have daily positions for all 57 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-71 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
17 Mar 1942U-71Walter Flachsenberg Ranja6,355nwA
20 Mar 1942U-71Walter Flachsenberg Oakmar5,766amB
26 Mar 1942U-71Walter Flachsenberg Dixie Arrow8,046amC
31 Mar 1942U-71Walter Flachsenberg San Gerardo12,915brD
1 Apr 1942U-71Walter Flachsenberg Eastmoor5,812brE

5 ships sunk (38,894 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-71 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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