U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-81

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
27 Aug 1941Trondheim19 Sep 1941Brest24 days


Officers *

Oblt. Friedrich Guggenberger

Oblt. Claus von Trotha

Ltn. Johann-Otto Krieg

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-81

We have daily positions for all 24 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-81 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Markgraf (1 Sep 1941 - 11 Sep 1941)

Ships hit by U-81 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
9 Sep 1941U-81Friedrich Guggenberger Empire Springbuck5,591brSC-42A
10 Sep 1941U-81Friedrich Guggenberger Sally Mærsk3,252brSC-42B

2 ships sunk (8,843 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-81 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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