Patrol info for U-124
Date lookup for 25 Aug 1940
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|19 Aug 1940||Wilhelmshaven||16 Sep 1940||Lorient||29 days|
Kptlt. Georg-Wilhelm Schulz
|Cdr sea training
Oblt. Reinhard Hardegen
Kptlt. Wilhelm Kleinschmidt
U-124's position on 25 Aug 1940
Ships hit by U-124 on this date
|Date||U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy||Map|
|25 Aug 1940||U-124||Georg-Wilhelm Schulz||Stakesby (d.)||3,900||br||HX-65A||A|
|25 Aug 1940||U-124||Georg-Wilhelm Schulz||Harpalyce||5,169||br||HX-65A||B|
|25 Aug 1940||U-124||Georg-Wilhelm Schulz||Fircrest||5,394||br||HX-65A||C|
2 ships sunk (10,563 tons) and 1 ship damaged (3,900 tons).
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Attacks on U-124 during this patrol
25 Aug 1940
In late evening, the boat successfully attacked convoy HX 65A off the Isle of Lewis and then dived to evade HMS Godetia, which dropped 12 depth charges and then lost contact. This was because U-124 had lain grounded on the seabed for an hour after hitting a rock formation at a depth of 90 metres (295ft). The U-boat was not damaged by the depth charges, but the collision had damaged three of the four bow torpedo tubes, and the boat was ordered to assume weather reporting duties for the rest of the patrol.
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