U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-56

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
25 Jul 1940Lorient14 Aug 1940Lorient21 days


Officers *

Oblt. Otto Harms
ObStrm / WO

Kurt Pressel

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

We have daily positions for all 21 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-56 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
5 Aug 1940U-56Otto Harms Boma5,408brOB-193A
10 Aug 1940U-56Otto Harms HMS Transylvania (F 56)16,923brB

2 ships sunk (22,331 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

General Events during this patrol

We have no events listed for this patrol.

Add more events! If you know of an interesting event either missing from this date or an upcoming event that you'd like to share please contact us. We continuously update these databases.

Attacks on U-56 during this patrol

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

If you believe we have omitted an attack on U-56 please let us know.

See all patrols for U-56

* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

Return to U-boat Patrols main page