U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-238

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
5 Sep 1943Trondheim8 Oct 1943Brest34 days


Officers *

Oblt. Horst Hepp

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-238

We have daily positions for all 34 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-238 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Leuthen (15 Sep 1943 - 24 Sep 1943)

Ships hit by U-238 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
20 Sep 1943U-238Horst Hepp Theodore Dwight Weld7,176amON-202A
20 Sep 1943U-238Horst Hepp Frederick Douglass (d.)7,176amON-202B
23 Sep 1943U-238Horst Hepp Oregon Express3,642nwON-202C
23 Sep 1943U-238Horst Hepp Skjelbred5,096nwON-202D
23 Sep 1943U-238Horst Hepp Fort Jemseg7,134brON-202E

4 ships sunk (23,048 tons) and 1 ship damaged (7,176 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-238 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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