Nummer: 00901a


Area : Western Area
Sea area : North Sea
Date of attack : 21.12.1939
Time of attack : 07:25
Nationality of U-boat : German
U-boat : U 21
Commander : Frauenheim
Grid : AN 4577
presumed target type : Steam Freighter
presumed tonnage : 4000 BRT
presumed result : sunk
Number of torpedoes/mines : 1
Used weapon(s) : Torpedo(es)
Date of observation : 21.12.1939
Nationality of target : Swedish
Actual type of target : Steam Freighter
Name of target : Mars
Year of launch : 1882
Actual tonnage : 1475 BRT
Actual result : sunk
Position of target : ENE May Island
Footnote : "Mars" and "Carl Henkel" had both been damaged by mines laid from U-22/Jenisch on Dec.15th off Blyth, and were each sunk by a coup de grâce from U-21/Frauenheim on Dec.21st, 1939.
related attacks : Angriff 1


updated on: 00.04.2002
Remark: May Island