U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-61

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
28 Nov 1939Kiel3 Dec 1939Wilhelmshaven6 days


Officers *

Oblt. Jürgen Oesten

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-61

We have 2 daily positions for the 6 days U-61 was at sea.

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

Ships hit by U-61 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
22 Dec 1939U-61Jürgen Oesten Gryfevale (d.) [Mine]4,434brA

1 ship damaged (4,434 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.
[Mine] indicates the vessel was hit by a mine laid by said U-boat.

General Events during this patrol

We have no events listed for this patrol.

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Attacks on U-61 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-61 duing this patrol.

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Mine-laying operations during this patrol

U-61 laid mines on the following dates during this patrol:

1 Dec 193911h5513h49AN 5464North Mole, Tynemouth9 TMB

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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