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Patrol info for U-48

Date lookup for 21 Sep 1940

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
8 Sep 1940Lorient25 Sep 1940Lorient18 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Heinrich Bleichrodt

Oblt. Reinhard Suhren

Ltn. Otto Ites

Herbert Engel

U-48's position on 21 Sep 1940

Ships hit by U-48 on this date

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
21 Sep 1940U-48Heinrich Bleichrodt Blairangus4,409brHX-72A
21 Sep 1940U-48Heinrich Bleichrodt Broompark (d.)5,136brHX-72B

1 ship sunk (4,409 tons) and 1 ship damaged (5,136 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

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