U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-101

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
5 Oct 1940Lorient24 Oct 1940Lorient20 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Fritz Frauenheim

Oblt. Georg-Werner Fraatz

Oblt. Egon Reiner Freiherr von Schlippenbach

Oblt. Rolf Steinhaus

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

We have daily positions for all 20 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-101 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
12 Oct 1940U-101Fritz Frauenheim Saint-MalĂ´5,779caHX-77A
18 Oct 1940U-101Fritz Frauenheim Creekirk3,917brSC-7B
18 Oct 1940U-101Fritz Frauenheim Blairspey (d.)4,155brSC-7C
19 Oct 1940U-101Fritz Frauenheim Assyrian2,962brSC-7D
19 Oct 1940U-101Fritz Frauenheim Soesterberg1,904nlSC-7E

4 ships sunk (14,562 tons) and 1 ship damaged (4,155 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-101 during this patrol

19 Oct 1940
Despite being shelled by an armed freighter, U-101 completed the launch of torpedoes in a final attack on convoy SC 7 north of Ireland. The shells missed, landing astern as U-101 was turning away and zig-zagging. (Sources: Ritschel)

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