U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-38

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
9 Apr 1941Lorient29 Jun 1941Lorient82 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Heinrich Liebe

Oblt. Walter Göing

Ltn. Reimar Ziesmer

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


means a ship hit (sunk or damaged).

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We have 77 daily positions for the 82 days U-38 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-38 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
4 May 1941U-38Heinrich Liebe Japan5,230swOB-310
5 May 1941U-38Heinrich Liebe Queen Maud4,976brOB-309
23 May 1941U-38Heinrich Liebe Berhala6,622nlOB-318
24 May 1941U-38Heinrich Liebe Vulcain4,362brOB-317
29 May 1941U-38Heinrich Liebe Tabaristan6,251br
30 May 1941U-38Heinrich Liebe Empire Protector6,181br
31 May 1941U-38Heinrich Liebe Rinda6,029nw
8 Jun 1941U-38Heinrich Liebe Kingston Hill7,628br

8 ships sunk (47,279 tons).

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General Events during this patrol


12 May 1941. Black day for U-38. The boat hunted a freighter and fired in all four torpedoes, but all missed.

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Attacks on U-38 during this patrol

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

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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