Patrol info for U-138
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|10 Sep 1940||Kiel||26 Sep 1940||Lorient||17 days|
Oblt. Wolfgang Lüth
Ltn. Franz Gramitzky
|WO and Cdr training
Oblt. Werner Pfeifer
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Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-138
We have 16 daily positions for the 17 days U-138 was at sea.
Departure from Kiel on 10 Sep 1940.
11 Sep 1940 - 12 Sep 1940 - 13 Sep 1940 - 14 Sep 1940 - 15 Sep 1940 - 16 Sep 1940 - 17 Sep 1940 - 18 Sep 1940 - 19 Sep 1940 - 20 Sep 1940 - 21 Sep 1940 - 22 Sep 1940 - 23 Sep 1940 - 24 Sep 1940 - 25 Sep 1940 -
Arrival at Lorient on 26 Sep 1940.
Ships hit by U-138 during this patrol
|Date||U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|20 Sep 1940||U-138||Wolfgang Lüth||New Sevilla||13,801||br||OB-216|
|20 Sep 1940||U-138||Wolfgang Lüth||Boka||5,560||pa||OB-216|
|20 Sep 1940||U-138||Wolfgang Lüth||City of Simla||10,138||br||OB-216|
|21 Sep 1940||U-138||Wolfgang Lüth||Empire Adventure||5,145||br||OB-216|
4 ships sunk (34,644 tons).
General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-138 during this patrol
26 Sep 1940
A few hours before reaching base at Lorient, U-138 encountered the British submarine HMS Tribune which fired four torpedoes at her. None hit the U-boat, which docked shortly afterwards.
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