U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-38

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
25 Sep 1940Lorient24 Oct 1940Lorient30 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Heinrich Liebe

Oblt. Heinrich Ratsch

Oblt. J├╝rgen von Rosenstiel
Cdr sea training

Kptlt. Hans-Georg Fischer
Cdr training

Kptlt. Karl-Friedrich Merten

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

We have daily positions for all 30 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-38 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
1 Oct 1940U-38Heinrich Liebe Highland Patriot14,172brA
17 Oct 1940U-38Heinrich Liebe Aenos3,554grSC-7B
18 Oct 1940U-38Heinrich Liebe Carsbreck (d.)3,670brSC-7C
19 Oct 1940U-38Heinrich Liebe Matheran7,653brHX-79D
19 Oct 1940U-38Heinrich Liebe Bilderdijk6,856nlHX-79E

4 ships sunk (32,235 tons) and 1 ship damaged (3,670 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-38 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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