U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-56

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
19 Aug 1940Lorient15 Sep 1940Kiel28 days


Officers *

Oblt. Otto Harms
ObStrm / WO

Kurt Pressel

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

We have 27 daily positions for the 28 days U-56 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-56 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-56 during this patrol

6 Sep 1940
The British submarine HMS Tribune launched torpedoes at a submarine about 15 nautical miles (28 km) NE of St. Kilda, Outer Hebrides in position 57º58N, 08º14W. All missed. There is little doubt that the target was U-56, since that was the only u-boat passing through that area on that day. No attack was reported, however.

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