|Ordered||21 Nov 1940|
|Laid down||12 Sep 1941||Howaldtswerke AG, Kiel (werk 19)|
|Launched||12 Nov 1942|
|Commissioned||31 Dec 1942||Ltnt. Peter Sues|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-388 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.