U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-101

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
21 May 1940Kiel25 Jun 1940Kiel36 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Fritz Frauenheim

Oblt. Georg-Werner Fraatz

Ltn. Rolf Steinhaus

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-101

We have daily positions for all 36 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-101 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Rösing (12 Jun 1940 - 15 Jun 1940)

Ships hit by U-101 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
30 May 1940U-101Fritz Frauenheim Stanhall4,831brA
31 May 1940U-101Fritz Frauenheim Orangemoor5,775brHG-31FB
2 Jun 1940U-101Fritz Frauenheim Polycarp3,577brC
11 Jun 1940U-101Fritz Frauenheim Mount Hymettus5,820grD
12 Jun 1940U-101Fritz Frauenheim Earlspark5,250brE
14 Jun 1940U-101Fritz Frauenheim Antonis Georgandis3,557grF
16 Jun 1940U-101Fritz Frauenheim Wellington Star13,212brG

7 ships sunk (42,022 tons).

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General Events during this patrol


22 May 1940. U-101 encountered an enemy submarine in the North Atlantic, but neither boat attacked.

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Attacks on U-101 during this patrol

23 May 1940
For the second day in a row, the outbound boat encountered an enemy submarine in the North Sea. This time a torpedo track was seen passing the bow at a distance of about 50m (55 yards).

29 May 1940
16.30 hrs, Celtic Sea, SW of Lands End: an unidentified aircraft dropped two depth charges, causing minor damage. (Sources: Ritschel)

31 May 1940
After a successful attack on convoy HGF 31 in the English Channel west of Guernsey, the boat endured an attack of four hours during which 34 depth charges were dropped. On going to periscope depth at 22.00 hrs, an armed trawler attacked again, dropping seven depth charges which caused moderate damage. (Sources: Ritschel)

4 Jun 1940
20.14 hrs, south of Lands End: an unidentified aircraft dropped one bomb. No damage. (Sources: Ritschel)

23 Jun 1940
04.08 hrs, off the Shetland Isles, inbound: an unidentified aircraft dropped three bombs on the boat, damaging the periscope. (Sources: Ritschel)

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