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Patrol info for U-99

Date lookup for 31 Jul 1940

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
25 Jul 1940Lorient5 Aug 1940Lorient12 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Otto Kretschmer

Oblt. Klaus Heinrich Bargsten

Ltn. Horst Elfe

U-99's position on 31 Jul 1940

Ships hit by U-99 on this date

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
31 Jul 1940U-99Otto Kretschmer Jamaica Progress5,475brA
31 Jul 1940U-99Otto Kretschmer Jersey City6,322brOB-191B

2 ships sunk (11,797 tons).

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Attacks on U-99 during this patrol

31 Jul 1940
Following a successful attack on convoy OB 191, escorts dropped 20 depth charges but U-99 escaped unscathed. In the evening the boat surfaced to attack the convoy again, but was twice forced to dive and bombed by a flying boat, again without being damaged. (Sources: Ritschel)

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