U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-13

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
25 Aug 1939Wilhelmshaven31 Aug 1939Wilhelmshaven7 days
2 Sep 1939Wilhelmshaven6 Sep 1939Wilhelmshaven5 days
12 days
Sometimes patrols were split into several 'legs', for resupply and other matters.


Officers *

Kptlt. Karl Daublebsky von Eichhain

Patrol description

Ordered to observe the shipping in the southern North Sea, but was recalled on 29 August to prepare the boat for a mine laying operation.

Second part of the first war patrol - a mine laying operation off Orford Ness. The boat ran aground for a short time just before entering Wilhelmshaven.

The translated war diary of U-13 for this patrol is available on our partner website: uboatarchive.net

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-13

We have daily positions for all 12 days on this patrol.

Departure from Wilhelmshaven on 25 Aug 1939.
26 Aug 1939 - 27 Aug 1939 - 28 Aug 1939 - 29 Aug 1939 - 30 Aug 1939 -
Arrival at Wilhelmshaven on 31 Aug 1939.

Departure from Wilhelmshaven on 2 Sep 1939.
3 Sep 1939 - 4 Sep 1939 - 5 Sep 1939 -
Arrival at Wilhelmshaven on 6 Sep 1939.

Ships hit by U-13 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
10 Sep 1939U-13Karl Daublebsky von Eichhain Magdapur [Mine]8,641brA
16 Sep 1939U-13Karl Daublebsky von Eichhain City of Paris (d.) [Mine]10,902brB
24 Sep 1939U-13Karl Daublebsky von Eichhain Phryné [Mine]2,660frC

2 ships sunk (11,301 tons) and 1 ship damaged (10,902 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.
[Mine] indicates the vessel was hit by a mine laid by said U-boat.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-13 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-13 duing this patrol.

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Mine-laying operations during this patrol

U-13 laid mines on the following dates during this patrol:

4 Sep 193903h0204h04AN 7668Aldeburgh LV, Orford Ness9 TMB

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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