U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-61

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
6 Jul 1940Bergen25 Jul 1940Kiel20 days


Officers *

Oblt. Jürgen Oesten

Ltn. Kurt Makowski

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

We have 19 daily positions for the 20 days U-61 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-61 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
10 Jul 1940U-61Jürgen Oesten Alwaki4,533nlOA-180A
16 Jul 1940U-61Jürgen Oesten Scottish Minstrel6,998brHX-55B

2 ships sunk (11,531 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-61 during this patrol

21 Jul 1940
At 0419 hrs, the boat was attacked with two bombs by a British Hudson aircraft (269 Sqn RAF/G) northeast of the Shetland Islands. No damage.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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