List of all U-boats

U-144

Type

IID

 
Ordered25 Sep 1939
Laid down10 Jan 1940 Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 273)
Launched24 Aug 1940
Commissioned2 Oct 1940Oblt. Friedrich von Hippel
Commanders
2 Oct 1940 - 16 Nov 1940  Oblt. Friedrich von Hippel
17 Nov 1940 - 10 Aug 1941  Kptlt. Gert von Mittelstaedt
Career
3 patrols
2 Oct 1940-19 Dec 1940  1. Flottille (training)
20 Dec 1940-21 Jun 1941  22. Flottille (school boat)
22 Jun 1941-10 Aug 1941  22. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 warship sunk, total tonnage 206 tons
Fate

Sunk on 10 Aug, 1941 in Gulf of Finland north of Dagö, in approximate position 59N, 23E, by torpedoes from the Russian submarine SC-307. 28 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 1 ships hit by U-144 - View the 3 war patrols

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-144 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay