List of all U-boats

U-211

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered16 Oct 1939
Laid down29 Mar 1941 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 640)
Launched15 Jan 1942
Commissioned7 Mar 1942Oblt. Karl Hause
Commanders
7 Mar 1942 - 19 Nov 1943  KrvKpt. Karl Hause
Career
5 patrols
7 Mar 1942-31 Aug 1942  5. Flottille (training)
1 Sep 1942-19 Nov 1943  9. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,350 tons
3 ships damaged, total tonnage 31,883 GRT
Fate

Sunk 19 Nov, 1943 east of the Azores, in position 40.15N, 19.18W, by depth charges from a British Wellington aircraft (Sqdn 179/F). 54 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 4 ships hit by U-211 - View the 5 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-211 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Vorw√§rts (3 Sep 1942 - 26 Sep 1942)
   Panzer (27 Nov 1942 - 11 Dec 1942)
   Raufbold (11 Dec 1942 - 21 Dec 1942)
   Trutz (1 Jun 1943 - 16 Jun 1943)
   Trutz 3 (16 Jun 1943 - 29 Jun 1943)
   Geier 2 (30 Jun 1943 - 10 Jul 1943)
   Schill (25 Oct 1943 - 16 Nov 1943)
   Schill 1 (16 Nov 1943 - 19 Nov 1943)

Attacks on this boat and other events

20 Feb 1943
13.45 hrs, the Atlantic, west of Lands End: 6 depth charges dropped by an American Liberator (USAAF A/S Sqdn 1/C, pilot Wayne S. Johnson) caused severe damage, forcing U-211 to break off the patrol. (Sources: Rohwer/Ritschel)

15 May 1943
14.00 hrs, Bay of Biscay, north of Finisterre, outbound: a British Whitley bomber (RAF Sqdn 10 OTU/S) dropped three depth charges on U-211. Minor damage. (Sources: Rohwer/Ritschel)

2 recorded attacks on this boat.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in November 1943. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-211 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Viking Ship

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, Vol II

Blair, Clay


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay