U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-378

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
6 Sep 1943La Pallice20 Oct 1943Lost45 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Erich Mäder

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-378

We have daily positions for all 45 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-378 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Leuthen (15 Sep 1943 - 24 Sep 1943)
   Rossbach (24 Sep 1943 - 9 Oct 1943)

Ships hit by U-378 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
8 Oct 1943U-378Erich Mäder ORP Orkan1,920poSC-143A

1 ship sunk (1,920 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-378 during this patrol

13 Oct 1943
A Fido homing torpedo from an Avenger aircraft missed the boat. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 447)

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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