U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-48

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
5 Oct 1940Lorient27 Oct 1940Kiel23 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Heinrich Bleichrodt

Oblt. Reinhard Suhren

Oblt. Otto Ites
Cdr training

Kptlt. Hans-Joachim Rahmlow

Herbert Engel

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-48

We have daily positions for all 23 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-48 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
11 Oct 1940U-48Heinrich Bleichrodt Brandanger4,624nwHX-77A
11 Oct 1940U-48Heinrich Bleichrodt Port Gisborne8,390brHX-77B
12 Oct 1940U-48Heinrich Bleichrodt Davanger7,102nwHX-77C
17 Oct 1940U-48Heinrich Bleichrodt Scoresby3,843brSC-7D
17 Oct 1940U-48Heinrich Bleichrodt Languedoc9,512brSC-7E
18 Oct 1940U-48Heinrich Bleichrodt Sandsend3,612brOB-228F
20 Oct 1940U-48Heinrich Bleichrodt Shirak6,023brHX-79G

7 ships sunk (43,106 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-48 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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