U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-101

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
7 Aug 1941Lorient4 Sep 1941St. Nazaire29 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Ernst Mengersen

Oblt. Wilhelm-Heinrich Graf von Pückler und Limpurg

Ltn. Karl-Heinz Marbach

Oblt. Hans-Hermann Pelkner

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

We have daily positions for all 29 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-101 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Grönland (12 Aug 1941 - 27 Aug 1941)

Ships hit by U-101 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol


12 Aug 1941. U-101 lost one of the lookouts overboard. Although unconscious when retrieved 15 minutes later, he recovered. [Matrosengefreiter Seibold]

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Attacks on U-101 during this patrol

24 Aug 1941
09.53 hrs, near Rockall: an unidentified aircraft dropped two depth charges. No damage from this attack, but U-101 was subsequently forced to dive to evade aircraft operating in the area on five other occasions over the 24th-25th of August. (Sources: Ritschel)

28 Aug 1941
03.03 hrs, North Atlantic, west of Ireland: the boat was forced to dive by a destroyer while operating against convoy OS 4. Several escorts then dropped a total of 30 depth charges on the boat during a series of attacks that lasted three hours. The attacks were accurate, but the only serious damage was a disabled periscope. (Sources: Ritschel)

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