U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-48

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
7 Aug 1940Kiel28 Aug 1940Lorient22 days


Officers *

KrvKpt. Hans Rudolf Rösing

Oblt. Reinhard Suhren

Ltn. Otto Ites

Herbert Engel

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
16 Aug 1940U-48Hans Rudolf Rösing Hedrun2,325swOB-197A
19 Aug 1940U-48Hans Rudolf Rösing Ville de Gand7,590beB
24 Aug 1940U-48Hans Rudolf Rösing La Brea6,665brHX-65C
25 Aug 1940U-48Hans Rudolf Rösing Athelcrest6,825brHX-65AD
25 Aug 1940U-48Hans Rudolf Rösing Empire Merlin5,763brHX-65AE

5 ships sunk (29,168 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-48 during this patrol

25 Aug 1940
In the early morning, the boat sank two ships from convoy HX 65A and was then forced to dive when attacked by HMS Godetia, but U-48 evaded the depth charge attack and escaped unscathed.

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