U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-56

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
27 Dec 1939Kiel11 Jan 1940Kiel16 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 15 daily positions for the 16 days U-56 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-56 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
23 Jan 1940U-56Wilhelm Zahn Onto [Mine]1,333fiA

1 ship sunk (1,333 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
[Mine] indicates the vessel was hit by a mine laid by said U-boat.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-56 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-56 duing this patrol.

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Mine-laying operations during this patrol

U-56 laid mines on the following dates during this patrol:

8 Jan 194022h1522h33AN 7636Smiths LV, Cross Sand7 TMC

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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