U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-56

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
27 Nov 1939Kiel5 Dec 1939Kiel9 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Wilhelm Zahn

Oblt. Herwig Collmann
ObStrm / WO

Kurt Pressel

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-56

We have daily positions for all 9 days on this patrol.

Departure from Kiel on 27 Nov 1939.
28 Nov 1939 - 29 Nov 1939 - 30 Nov 1939 - 1 Dec 1939 - 2 Dec 1939 - 3 Dec 1939 - 4 Dec 1939 -
Arrival at Kiel on 5 Dec 1939.

Ships hit by U-56 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
2 Dec 1939U-56Wilhelm Zahn Eskdene (d.)3,829brHN-3A
3 Dec 1939U-56Wilhelm Zahn Rudolf2,119swB

1 ship sunk (2,119 tons) and 1 ship damaged (3,829 tons).

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

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-56 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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