Patrol info for U-48
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|17 Mar 1941||St. Nazaire||8 Apr 1941||St. Nazaire||23 days|
Kptlt. Herbert Schultze
Oblt. Peter Schrewe
Oblt. Siegfried Atzinger
Oblt. Johannes Liebe
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-48
We have daily positions for all 23 days on this patrol.
Departure from St. Nazaire on 17 Mar 1941.
18 Mar 1941 - 19 Mar 1941 - 20 Mar 1941 - 21 Mar 1941 - 22 Mar 1941 - 23 Mar 1941 - 24 Mar 1941 - 25 Mar 1941 - 26 Mar 1941 - 27 Mar 1941 - 28 Mar 1941 - 29 Mar 1941 - 30 Mar 1941 - 31 Mar 1941 - 1 Apr 1941 - 2 Apr 1941 - 3 Apr 1941 - 4 Apr 1941 - 5 Apr 1941 - 6 Apr 1941 - 7 Apr 1941 -
Arrival at St. Nazaire on 8 Apr 1941.
Ships hit by U-48 during this patrol
|Date||U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy||Map|
|29 Mar 1941||U-48||Herbert Schultze||Hylton||5,197||br||HX-115||A|
|29 Mar 1941||U-48||Herbert Schultze||Germanic||5,352||br||HX-115||B|
|29 Mar 1941||U-48||Herbert Schultze||Limbourg||2,483||be||HX-115||C|
|2 Apr 1941||U-48||Herbert Schultze||Beaverdale||9,957||br||D|
4 ships sunk (22,989 tons).
General Events during this patrol
2 Apr 1941. On 2 April, 1941 U-48 was badly damaged by an explosion on the sinking ship Beaverdale and was forced to return to base.
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Attacks on U-48 during this patrol
22 Mar 1941
The boat was depth charged by British destroyers and suffered slight damage.
29 Mar 1941
The boat was fired on by several merchant ships while attacking the unescorted convoy HX 115 south of Iceland, moving through the columns at night on the surface, and at least one of the freighters, the British steam merchant Oakworth made an attempt to ram her. However, U-48 was undamaged and even managed to escape without being attacked when the escorts eventually arrived in the morning.
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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.