List of all U-boats

U-220

Type

XB

 
Ordered6 Aug 1940
Laid down16 Jun 1941 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 626)
Launched16 Jan 1943
Commissioned27 Mar 1943Oblt. Bruno Barber
Commanders
27 Mar 1943 - 28 Oct 1943  Oblt. Bruno Barber
Career
1 patrol
27 Mar 1943-31 Aug 1943  4. Flottille (training)
1 Sep 1943-28 Oct 1943  12. Flottille (active service)
Successes2 ships sunk, total tonnage 7,199 GRT
Fate

Sunk 28 Oct, 1943 in the North Atlantic, in position 48.53N, 33.30W by depth charges from two Avenger and Wildcat aircraft of the American escort carrier USS Block Island. 56 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 2 ships hit by U-220 - View the 1 war patrol

General notes on this boat

U-220 left Bergen, Norway on 8 Sept, 1943 for a mine-laying patrol. On 9 Oct, 1943 she laid 66 magnetic SMA mines outside of St. Johns (Canada). After that she only supplied U-603.

Men lost from the boat

16 Oct 1943
Two men were lost overboard in the North Atlantic. [Bootsmaat Georg Koerner, Matrosenobergefreiter Gerhard Lange]. Thus only 54 men were on board when the boat was sunk 12 days later.

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -

U-boat Emblems

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Eel

Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel