U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-438

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
31 Dec 1942Brest16 Feb 1943Brest48 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Rudolf Franzius

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

We have 41 daily positions for the 48 days U-438 was at sea.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-438 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Habicht (11 Jan 1943 - 19 Jan 1943)
   Haudegen (19 Jan 1943 - 8 Feb 1943)

Ships hit by U-438 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol


1 Jan 1943. On 1 January, 1943 U-438 was damaged by underwater explosions, forcing her to return from patrol in the North Atlantic.

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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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