German Submarine Provisions

1 Jan 1942

ww2dbaseTypical mid-war provisions load for a 12-week patrol German Navy Type IXC submarine, which had a complement of about 48 crew members (4 officers and 44 enlisted):

ItemWeight (kilograms)
Meat, fresh and boiled224
Meat, sausages108
Meat, canned beef or pork2,180
Meat, canned fish150
Vegetable, fresh potatoes1,750
Vegetable, other1,555
Fruit, fresh lemons416
Fruit, other300
Dairy, butter50
Dairy, hard cheese50
Dairy, processed cheese65
Dairy, milk and cream784
Bread, fresh456
Bread, canned660
Eggs270
Coffee60
Tea3
Total9,081


Menu for submarine U-93, week of 12-18 Jan 1942:

Monday:
Breakfast: coffee, bread, lard
Lunch: lentil and sausages, plums
Dinner: tea, butter, bread, sausages and meat

Tuesday:
Breakfast: coffee, buns, butter, jam
Lunch: soup, pork, potatoes, vegetables
Dinner: tea, butter, bread, sausages

Wednesday:
Breakfast: corn flakes, buns, butter
Lunch: poached eggs, spinach, potatoes, apricots
Dinner: tea, butter, bread, beef tongue, sausages, cheese

Thursday:
Breakfast: coffee, bread, butter, jam, cheese
Lunch: sauerkraut, ham hock, braised apples
Dinner: [data missing]

Friday:
Breakfast: coffee, butter, bread, eggs
Lunch: soup, goulash, potatoes, peaches
Dinner: tea, butter, bread, sausages

Saturday:
Breakfast: coffee, butter, bread, jam
Lunch: noodle soup, beef, pudding
Dinner: tea, butter, bread, cold meat

Sunday:
Breakfast: coffee, bread, eggs, butter
Lunch: pork, cabbage, strawberries with cream
Dinner: tea, butter, ham, bread, sausages ww2dbase



Source: Vladimir Nagirnyak, "What the Dönitz's grey wolves were eating?", 16 Mar 2020, https://warspot.net/56-what-the-donitz-grey-wolves-were-eating
Added By: C. Peter Chen





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