U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-438

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
6 Oct 1942Brest19 Nov 1942Brest45 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Rudolf Franzius

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-438

We have daily positions for all 45 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-438 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Panther (13 Oct 1942 - 20 Oct 1942)
   Veilchen (20 Oct 1942 - 5 Nov 1942)

Ships hit by U-438 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
2 Nov 1942U-438Rudolf Franzius Hartington (d.)5,496brSC-107A

1 ship damaged (5,496 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

We have no events listed for this patrol.

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Attacks on U-438 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-438 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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