U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-238

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
11 Nov 1943Brest12 Dec 1943Brest32 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Horst Hepp

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

We have daily positions for all 32 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-238 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Schill 2 (17 Nov 1943 - 22 Nov 1943)
   Weddigen (22 Nov 1943 - 1 Dec 1943)

Ships hit by U-238 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol


27 Nov 1943. U-238 rescued two pilots from a Wellington bomber from 172 Sqdn RAF which had been shot down by U-764.

27 Nov 1943. U-238 rescued two British airmen from a rubber dinghy in the North Atlantic about 380 miles west of Lisbon, Portugal at 2212hrs. They were from the Wellington Mk.XIV HF153 (172 Sqn RAF/O, pilot P/O T.B. Wilkin) which had been on anti-submarine patrol and shot down by AA fire when it attacked the nearby U-764 at 2130hrs.

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Attacks on U-238 during this patrol

30 Nov 1943
Avenger from the escort carrier USS Bogue attacked, killing two men and wounding five. [Matrosenobergefreiter Jakob Philipp]

10 Dec 1943
A British submarine fired three torpedoes at U-238 but all missed.

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