U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-20

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
6 Jan 1940Kiel16 Jan 1940Wilhelmshaven11 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.

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

We have 10 daily positions for the 11 days U-20 was at sea.

Departure from Kiel on 6 Jan 1940.
7 Jan 1940 - 8 Jan 1940 - 9 Jan 1940 - 10 Jan 1940 - 11 Jan 1940 - 12 Jan 1940 - 13 Jan 1940 - 14 Jan 1940 - 15 Jan 1940 -
Arrival at Wilhelmshaven on 16 Jan 1940.

Ships hit by U-20 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
13 Jan 1940U-20Karl-Heinz Moehle Sylvia1,524swA

1 ship sunk (1,524 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-20 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-20 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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