U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-48

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
4 Oct 1939Kiel25 Oct 1939Kiel22 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Herbert Schultze

Oblt. Reinhard Suhren

Ltn. Otto Ites

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-48

We have daily positions for all 22 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-48 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
12 Oct 1939U-48Herbert Schultze Emile Miguet14,115frKJ-2A
13 Oct 1939U-48Herbert Schultze Heronspool5,202brOB-17B
13 Oct 1939U-48Herbert Schultze Louisiane6,903frOA-17C
14 Oct 1939U-48Herbert Schultze Sneaton3,677brD
17 Oct 1939U-48Herbert Schultze Clan Chisholm7,256brHG-3E

5 ships sunk (37,153 tons).

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General Events during this patrol


19 Oct 1939. U-48 commenced shelling the British steamer Rockpool at 13.32 hrs. until return fire forced her to dive. After the boat surfaced and opened fire again, a destroyer arrived, sending her into a second dive.

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Attacks on U-48 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-48 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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