U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-13

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
31 Mar 1940Wilhelmshaven19 Apr 1940Bergen20 days
21 Apr 1940Bergen2 May 1940Kiel12 days
32 days
Sometimes patrols were split into several 'legs', for resupply and other matters.


Officers *

Oblt. Max-Martin Schulte

Patrol description

Formed U-boat group 6 (Pentland Firth) together with U-19, U-57, U-58 and U-59 for Operation Weseruebung, the German invasion of Denmark and Norway. On 11 April, the boat was ordered to patrol off the Orkney Islands.

Second part of patrol for Operation Weseruebung, after the boat went to Bergen for repairs and resupply.

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

We have 33 daily positions for the 32 days U-13 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-13 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
17 Apr 1940U-13Max-Martin Schulte Swainby4,935brA
26 Apr 1940U-13Max-Martin Schulte Lily1,281daB
28 Apr 1940U-13Max-Martin Schulte Scottish American (d.)6,999brC

2 ships sunk (6,216 tons) and 1 ship damaged (6,999 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-13 during this patrol

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