U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-20

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
7 Dec 1939Kiel13 Dec 1939Kiel7 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Karl-Heinz Moehle

Oblt. Johann Jebsen
StObStrm WO

Karl Fleige

Patrol description

Patrol in the North Sea off the east coast of Scotland. The boat returned early after firing all four torpedoes within two days.

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-20

We have daily positions for all 7 days on this patrol.

Departure from Kiel on 7 Dec 1939.
8 Dec 1939 - 9 Dec 1939 - 10 Dec 1939 - 11 Dec 1939 - 12 Dec 1939 -
Arrival at Kiel on 13 Dec 1939.

Ships hit by U-20 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
9 Dec 1939U-20Karl-Heinz Moehle Magnus1,339daA
10 Dec 1939U-20Karl-Heinz Moehle Føina1,674nwB

2 ships sunk (3,013 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-20 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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