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Patrol info for U-20

Date lookup for 26 Jun 1943

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
22 Jun 1943Konstanza29 Jun 1943Konstanza8 days


Officers *

Oblt. Clemens Schöler

Martin Landt-Hayen

Patrol description

Patrol in the Black Sea off Tuapse. On 26 June, the boat had to abort the patrol due to problems with the exhaust valves and bilge pumps.

U-20's position on 26 Jun 1943

Ships hit by U-20 on this date

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Attacks on U-20 during this patrol

26 Jun 1943
U-20 attempted to torpedo a Soviet submarine chaser in the Black Sea off Tuapse, but the target went on the offensive, dropping eight depth charges. The boat was then kept submerged by aircraft for four hours and subsequently forced to return to base by mechanical failures. (Sources: Ritschel)

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