List of all U-boats

U-382

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered16 Oct 1939
Laid down30 Jul 1941 Howaldtswerke AG, Kiel (werk 13)
Launched21 Mar 1942
Commissioned25 Apr 1942Oblt. Herbert Juli
Commanders
25 Apr 1942 - 1 Apr 1943  Kptlt. Herbert Juli
1 Apr 1943 - 14 Nov 1943  Oblt. Leopold Koch
15 Nov 1943 - 16 Jul 1944   Rudolf Zorn
May, 1944 - 29 Jun 1944  Oblt. Ernst-August Gerke
25 Aug 1944 - 14 Jan 1945  Oblt. Hans-Dietrich Wilke
24 Jan 1945 - 20 Mar 1945  Oblt. Günther Schimmel
Career
7 patrols
25 Apr 1942-30 Sep 1942  5. Flottille (training)
1 Oct 1942-31 Oct 1944  7. Flottille (active service)
1 Nov 1944-23 Jan 1945  33. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship damaged, total tonnage 9,811 GRT
Fate

Sunk in Jan 1945 at entrance 4 at Wilhelmshaven, Germany, by British bombs.

Raised on 20 March 1945 and stricken. Scuttled on 8 May 1945.

Final location

See the 1 ships hit by U-382 - View the 7 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-382 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Luchs (27 Sep 1942 - 6 Oct 1942)
   Panther (6 Oct 1942 - 11 Oct 1942)
   Leopard (12 Oct 1942 - 13 Oct 1942)
   Robbe (16 Feb 1943 - 25 Feb 1943)
   Without name (15 Apr 1943 - 18 Apr 1943)
   Borkum (18 Dec 1943 - 3 Jan 1944)
   Borkum 1 (3 Jan 1944 - 13 Jan 1944)
   Rügen (13 Jan 1944 - 15 Jan 1944)

Attacks on this boat and other events

12 Oct 1942
Depth charges from an unidentified allied aircraft caused extensive damage, forcing the boat to return to France, escorting the blockade runner Tannenfels while doing so. Date is approximate. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 38.)

23 Feb 1943
The boat suffered severe damage from depth charging by escorts of convoy UC 1, and was forced to return to France. Date of attack is approximate. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 198)

17 Apr 1943
Escorts of convoy HX 233 depth charged the boat for 16 hours, causing such heavy damage that the boat had to return to France. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 282)

11 Jan 1944
In action against convoys ON 64 and KMS 38 U-382 fired a T-5 homing torpedo at an escort, which missed, and was then severely damaged by the reprisals, forcing her to break off her attack. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 490)

13 Jan 1944
After breaking off a convoy attack two days earlier when attacked by aircraft from the USS Block Island hunter-killer group, U-382 was attacked by its destroyers, but escaped, reaching St. Nazaire on 26 Jan. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 491)

5 recorded attacks on this boat.

General notes on this boat

18 Apr 1943. On 18 April, 1943 U-382 had to return to base due to technical problems.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in October 1944. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-382 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 3 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


The Snorting Bull - U-47

Clover and 13

Torpedoes and fat Man

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay