Patrol info for U-21
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|22 Oct 1939||Kiel||8 Nov 1939||Kiel||18 days|
Kptlt. Fritz Frauenheim
Oblt. Robert Bartels
Mine laying operation in the Firth of Forth.
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-21
We have 2 daily positions for the 18 days U-21 was at sea.
Departure from Kiel on 22 Oct 1939.
23 Oct 1939 - 24 Oct 1939 - 25 Oct 1939 - 26 Oct 1939 - 27 Oct 1939 - 28 Oct 1939 - 29 Oct 1939 - 30 Oct 1939 - 31 Oct 1939 - 1 Nov 1939 - 2 Nov 1939 - 3 Nov 1939 - 4 Nov 1939 - 5 Nov 1939 - 6 Nov 1939 - 7 Nov 1939 -
Arrival at Kiel on 8 Nov 1939.
Ships hit by U-21 during this patrol
|Date||U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy||Map|
|21 Nov 1939||U-21||Fritz Frauenheim||HMS Belfast (35) (d.) [Mine]||11,500||br||A|
|24 Feb 1940||U-21||Fritz Frauenheim||Royal Archer [Mine]||2,266||br||FN-100||B|
1 ship sunk (2,266 tons) and 1 ship damaged (11,500 tons).
General Events during this patrol
4 Nov 1939. U-21 laid nine mines in the Firth of Forth, which later resulted in the sinking of two ships and badly damaged the light cruiser HMS Belfast.
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Attacks on U-21 during this patrol
6 Nov 1939
HMS Sealion (Lt.Cdr. B. Bryant, RN) fired six torpedoes at U-21, all of which missed their target.
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Mine-laying operations during this patrol
U-21 laid mines on the following dates during this patrol:
|4 Nov 1939||23h44||00h53||AN 0537||Firth of Forth||9 TMB|
* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.