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Patrol info for U-38

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
9 Apr 1941Lorient24 Jun 1941Lorient77 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Heinrich Liebe

Oblt. Walter Göing

Ltn. Reimar Ziesmer

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

We have 76 daily positions for the 77 days U-38 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-38 during this patrol

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

8 ships sunk (47,279 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

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 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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