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Patrol info for U-48

Date lookup for 29 Mar 1941

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
17 Mar 1941St. Nazaire8 Apr 1941St. Nazaire23 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Herbert Schultze

Oblt. Peter Schrewe

Oblt. Siegfried Atzinger
Supernumerary WO

Oblt. Johannes Liebe

U-48's position on 29 Mar 1941

Ships hit by U-48 on this date

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
29 Mar 1941U-48Herbert Schultze Hylton5,197brHX-115A
29 Mar 1941U-48Herbert Schultze Germanic5,352brHX-115B
29 Mar 1941U-48Herbert Schultze Limbourg2,483beHX-115C

3 ships sunk (13,032 tons).

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Attacks on U-48 during this patrol

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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