U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-48

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
8 Sep 1940Lorient25 Sep 1940Lorient18 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Heinrich Bleichrodt

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 18 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-48 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
15 Sep 1940U-48Heinrich Bleichrodt HMS Dundee (L 84)1,060brSC-3A
15 Sep 1940U-48Heinrich Bleichrodt Alexandros4,343grSC-3B
15 Sep 1940U-48Heinrich Bleichrodt Empire Volunteer5,319brSC-3C
18 Sep 1940U-48Heinrich Bleichrodt City of Benares11,081brOB-213D
18 Sep 1940U-48Heinrich Bleichrodt Marina5,088brOB-213E
18 Sep 1940U-48Heinrich Bleichrodt Magdalena3,118brSC-3F
21 Sep 1940U-48Heinrich Bleichrodt Blairangus4,409brHX-72G
21 Sep 1940U-48Heinrich Bleichrodt Broompark (d.)5,136brHX-72H

7 ships sunk (34,418 tons) and 1 ship damaged (5,136 tons).

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

General Events during this patrol


23 Sep 1940. U-48 and U-99 searched for survivors from a crashed Heinkel He 111 aircraft in naval grid BF 17.

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Attacks on U-48 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-48 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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