U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-61

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
12 Feb 1940Wilhelmshaven27 Feb 1940Wilhelmshaven16 days


Officers *

Oblt. Jürgen Oesten

Ltn. Kurt Makowski

Patrol description

Patrol in the North Sea off the Shetland and Orkney Islands. The boat participated in the operation Nordmark together with U-14, U-22, U-23, U-57 and U-63. The U-boats were placed off the British bases on the Shetland and Orkney Islands for reconnaissance during an unsuccessful sortie of the German battlecruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, the heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper and three destroyers against the British convoys between Norway and Britain between 18 and 20 February.

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

We have 15 daily positions for the 16 days U-61 was at sea.

Departure from Wilhelmshaven on 12 Feb 1940.
13 Feb 1940 - 14 Feb 1940 - 15 Feb 1940 - 16 Feb 1940 - 17 Feb 1940 - 18 Feb 1940 - 19 Feb 1940 - 20 Feb 1940 - 21 Feb 1940 - 22 Feb 1940 - 23 Feb 1940 - 24 Feb 1940 - 25 Feb 1940 - 26 Feb 1940 -
Arrival at Wilhelmshaven on 27 Feb 1940.

Ships hit by U-61 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
18 Feb 1940U-61Jürgen Oesten El Sonador1,406paA
18 Feb 1940U-61Jürgen Oesten Sangstad4,297nwB

2 ships sunk (5,703 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-61 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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