U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-97

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
15 Jun 1942La Spezia4 Jul 1942Salamis20 days


Officers *

Oblt. Friedrich Bürgel

Oblt. Victor-Wilhelm Nonn

Wilhelm Prehn

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-97

We have 18 daily positions for the 20 days U-97 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-97 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
28 Jun 1942U-97Friedrich Bürgel Zealand1,433brMetrilA
28 Jun 1942U-97Friedrich Bürgel Memas1,755grMetrilB
1 Jul 1942U-97Friedrich Bürgel Marilyse Moller786brC

3 ships sunk (3,974 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-97 during this patrol

1 Jul 1942
HMS Burra located U-97 and dropped three depth charges a few minutes after the U-boat had sunk Marilyse Moller approx 27 miles (43 km) west of Rafah, Palestine. (Sources: ADM 199/1273)

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