U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-38

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
6 Jun 1940Wilhelmshaven2 Jul 1940Wilhelmshaven27 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Heinrich Liebe

Oblt. Heinrich Ratsch

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-38

We have daily positions for all 27 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-38 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Prien (12 Jun 1940 - 17 Jun 1940)

Ships hit by U-38 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
14 Jun 1940U-38Heinrich Liebe Mount Myrto5,403grA
15 Jun 1940U-38Heinrich Liebe Italia9,973nwHX-47B
15 Jun 1940U-38Heinrich Liebe Erik Boye2,238caHX-47C
20 Jun 1940U-38Heinrich Liebe Tilia Gorthon1,776swD
21 Jun 1940U-38Heinrich Liebe Luxembourg5,809beE
22 Jun 1940U-38Heinrich Liebe Neion5,154grF

6 ships sunk (30,353 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

General Events during this patrol


12 Jun 1940. U-38 landed two agents in Ireland.

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Attacks on U-38 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-38 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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