U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-7

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
3 Apr 1940Wilhelmshaven21 Apr 1940Kiel19 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Karl Schrott

Oblt. Wolfgang Kaufmann

Oblt. Herbert Opitz

Patrol description

Formed U-boat group 9 (Shetland-Orkney) together with U-10 for Operation Weseruebung, the German invasion of Denmark and Norway. On 14 April, the boat resupplied from the depot ship Carl Peters in Bergen, Norway.

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-7

We have daily positions for all 19 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-7 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol


11 Apr 1940. U-7 put ashore a landing party to occupy the Marstein lighthouse in Norway.

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Attacks on U-7 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-7 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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