Patrol info for U-8
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|19 May 1940||Kiel||5 Jun 1940||*at sea*||18 days|
|5 Jun 1940||*at sea*||7 Jun 1940||Kiel||3 days|
Ltn. Heinz Stein
Patrol in the Pentland Firth. On 30 May, the boat had to return due to a diesel engine defect. On 4 June, the small bomb at the end of a sounding line exploded on the bridge just before it was thrown overboard and injured the commander Kptlt. Kentrat on both hands. The I.WO Lt. Stein took over the command. The next day, Kentrat was suffering from chills and fever and had to be transferred to the German patrol vessel V-101 west of Denmark.
The I.WO Lt. Stein took over the command of U-8 after the commander Kptlt. Kentrat had been injured in an accident and brought the boat back to port.
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-8
We have daily positions for all 21 days on this patrol.
Departure from Kiel on 19 May 1940.
20 May 1940 - 21 May 1940 - 22 May 1940 - 23 May 1940 - 24 May 1940 - 25 May 1940 - 26 May 1940 - 27 May 1940 - 28 May 1940 - 29 May 1940 - 30 May 1940 - 31 May 1940 - 1 Jun 1940 - 2 Jun 1940 - 3 Jun 1940 - 4 Jun 1940 - 5 Jun 1940 - 6 Jun 1940 -
Arrival at Kiel on 7 Jun 1940.
Ships hit by U-8 during this patrol
General Events during this patrol
21 May 1940. U-8 encountered an enemy submarine in the North Sea, but neither boat attacked.
24 May 1940. U-8 encountered an enemy submarine in the North Sea, but neither boat attacked.
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Attacks on U-8 during this patrol
We have no recorded attacks on U-8 duing this patrol.
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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.