The Battle of the Atlantic. First Round 1939.

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Re: The Battle of the Atlantic. First Round 1939.

Post by tigre » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:53 am

Hello to all :D; more follows....................

The first round - War with Great Britain and France!

On September 21, 1939 the U 35 attacked the convoy OA- 7 and damaged the British tanker "Teakwood".

On September 24, 1939 the U 31 sank the British steamer "Hazelside" ( 4646 ton ) loaded with wood; 11 sailors were killed. While the U 33 sank the British fishing vessel "Caldew" (287 ton) with gun fire.

On September 25, 1939 the U 36 torpedoed and sank the Danish steamer "Silesia" (1839 ton) loaded with wood and other items, the crew survived and was rescued.

On September 26, 1939 returned to the port of Wilhelmshaven the U 26 (29 days at sea), the U 29 (39 days at sea), the U 34 (39 days at sea).

On September 27, 1939 returned to the port of Wilhelmshaven the U 30 (37 days at sea). Still were operating in the North Atlantic the U 28 , U 31 , U 32, U 35 and U 36.

On September 28, 1939 returned to the port of Wilhelmshaven the U 33 (41 days at sea).

On September 29, 1939 ten days passed since the U 27 reported on her return on September 19, 1939 at 07:00 hours. Also returned to Wilhelmshaven the U 28 (42 days at sea), upon her arrival she will stay in port for maintenance and upgrading.

On September 30, 1939 , the U 27 has not reported yet, but the English radio broadcasted news about the capture of the crew of a German submarine. The U 32 returned to Wilhelmshaven due to problems in her engines (26 days at sea) . At Kiel also docked the U 36 (22 days at sea), as well the U -53 (33 days at sea).

Sources: http://ktb.ubootwaffe.net/
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http://users.fbihome.de/~mhofmann/uboot ... title=U_27 (offline).

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