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Ordered14 Oct 1941
Laid down18 Nov 1942 Flender Werke AG, L├╝beck (werk 319)
Launched16 Oct 1943
Commissioned4 Dec 1943Oblt. Johannes Clemens
4 Dec 1943 - 15 Jul 1944  Oblt. Johannes Clemens
1 patrol
4 Dec 1943-1 Jun 1944  4. Flottille (training)
1 Jun 1944-15 Jul 1944  4. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk 15 July 1944 in the North Sea south-west of the Lindesnes, Norway, in position 57.40N, 05.00E, by depth charges from a British B-24 Liberator aircraft (Sqdn. 206/E). 51 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Attacks on this boat and other events

15 Jul 1944
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:British B-24 Liberator (Sqdn 206/E). The boat was sunk with all hands, 50 men, during this attack. All ten aircrew also died.

1 recorded attack on this boat.

General notes on this boat

The wreck has been discovered in position 57.40,37N, 004.26,23E

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-319 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

Media links

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

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel