U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-252

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
30 Mar 1942Helgoland14 Apr 1942Lost16 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Kai Lerchen

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-252

We have daily positions for all 16 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-252 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
9 Apr 1942U-252Kai Lerchen Fanefjeld1,355nwA

1 ship sunk (1,355 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

General Events during this patrol


6 Apr 1942. On 6 April, 1942, espionage agent Ib Riis was landed in Iceland by this boat.

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Attacks on U-252 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-252 duing this patrol (prior to its loss).

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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