Nummer: 00813

Area : Western Area
Sea area : North Sea
Date of attack : 12.12.1939
Time of attack : 02:08
Nationality of U-boat : German
U-boat : U 23
Commander : Kretschmer
Grid : AN 1263
presumed target type : Destroyer
presumed result : sunk
Number of torpedoes/mines : 2
Used weapon(s) : Torpedo(es)
Actual tonnage : ---- --
Actual result : hit not ascertained
Footnote : The KTB FdU West reports on Dec.13th, 1939 an attack of U-23 against a steamer of 2.500 grt. The KTB reveals that Kretschmer did not untertake an attack on Dec.9th, 1939. So the record should be reassessed with an attack of U-23 on Dec.12th, 1939. This attack was made in Yell Sound, Shetland Island and proved to be on rocks which in uncertain light obviously had the silhouette of a ship.