U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-138

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
10 Sep 1940Kiel26 Sep 1940Lorient17 days


Officers *

Oblt. Wolfgang Lüth

Ltn. Franz Gramitzky

Theodor Petersen

Karl-Heinz Laudahn
WO and Cdr training

Oblt. Werner Pfeifer

Patrol description

The translated war diary of U-138 for this patrol is available on our partner website: uboatarchive.net

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-138

We have 16 daily positions for the 17 days U-138 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-138 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
20 Sep 1940U-138Wolfgang Lüth New Sevilla13,801brOB-216A
20 Sep 1940U-138Wolfgang Lüth Boka5,560paOB-216B
20 Sep 1940U-138Wolfgang Lüth City of Simla10,138brOB-216C
21 Sep 1940U-138Wolfgang Lüth Empire Adventure5,145brOB-216D

4 ships sunk (34,644 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-138 during this patrol

26 Sep 1940
A few hours before reaching base at Lorient, U-138 encountered the British submarine HMS Tribune which fired four torpedoes at her. None hit the U-boat, which docked shortly afterwards.

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