Patrol info for U-13
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|25 Aug 1939||Wilhelmshaven||31 Aug 1939||Wilhelmshaven||7 days|
|2 Sep 1939||Wilhelmshaven||6 Sep 1939||Wilhelmshaven||5 days|
Kptlt. Karl Daublebsky von Eichhain
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.
Ships hit by U-13 during this patrol
|Date||U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy||Map|
|10 Sep 1939||U-13||Karl Daublebsky von Eichhain||Magdapur [Mine]||8,641||br||A|
|16 Sep 1939||U-13||Karl Daublebsky von Eichhain||City of Paris (d.) [Mine]||10,902||br||B|
|24 Sep 1939||U-13||Karl Daublebsky von Eichhain||Phryné [Mine]||2,660||fr||C|
2 ships sunk (11,301 tons) and 1 ship damaged (10,902 tons).
General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-13 during 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 1939||03h02||04h04||AN 7668||Aldeburgh LV, Orford Ness||9 TMB|
* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.