U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-7

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
7 May 1940Kiel18 May 1940Kiel12 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Karl Schrott

Oblt. Wolfgang Kaufmann

Patrol description

Patrol off the Dutch coast to support the German invasion of the Low Countries. The boat used up its torpedoes in several unsuccessful attacks and entered Wilhelmshaven to resupply on 15 May. Sailed again the next day but a diesel engine broke down on 17 May, so the boat returned to its base in Kiel.

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

We have daily positions for all 12 days on this patrol.

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

Departure from Wilhelmshaven on 16 May 1940.
17 May 1940 -
Arrival at Kiel on 18 May 1940.

Ships hit by U-7 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-7 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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