U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-86

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
27 Dec 1941Brest15 Feb 1942Brest51 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Walter Schug

Oblt. Leonhard Auffhammer

Karl Mühlenpfordt
WO sea training

Heinrich-Dietrich Hoffmann

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-86

We have daily positions for all 51 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-86 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Ziethen (7 Jan 1942 - 22 Jan 1942)

Ships hit by U-86 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
16 Jan 1942U-86Walter Schug Toorak (d.)8,627brON-52A
18 Jan 1942U-86Walter Schug Dimitrios G. Thermiotis4,271grSC-63B

1 ship sunk (4,271 tons) and 1 ship damaged (8,627 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol


14 Feb 1942. U-86 rescued three German airmen from a rubber dinghy in the Bay of Biscay about 200 nautical miles west of Lorient, France at 0931hrs. They were from the Heinkel He111H-6 WNr 4380 (8./KG 40, F8+ES) which was shot down the day before. The U-boat searched in vain for a second rubber dinghy, but the missing fourth crewman was eventually found by other German forces.

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Attacks on U-86 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-86 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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