List of all U-boats

U-364

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered20 Jan 1941
Laid down12 Feb 1942 Flensburger Schiffsbau-Ges, Flensburg (werk 483)
Launched21 Jan 1943
Commissioned3 May 1943Oblt. Paul-Heinrich Sass
Commanders
3 May 1943 - 29 Jan 1944  Oblt. Paul-Heinrich Sass
Career
2 patrols
3 May 1943-31 Oct 1943  5. Flottille (training)
1 Nov 1943-29 Jan 1944  7. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk on 29 Jan 1944 by depth charges from a British Halifax aircraft (Squadron U/502) in the Bay of Biscay in position 45.33N, 05.55W. 49 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, September 2003).

Loss position

View the 2 war patrols

U-364 reported for the last time on 29 Jan, 1944 announcing its arrival at St. Nazaire on 31 Jan.

Previously recorded fate

  • Listed as missing in the Bay of Biscay as of January 31, 1944. No explanation exists for its loss.

    (Dr. Axel Niestlé, 1998)
  • Sunk 30 Jan, 1944 in the Bay of Biscay west of Bordeaux, France, in position 45.25N, 05.15W, by depth charges from a British Wellington aircraft (Sqdn. 172/K). (Postwar assessment)
    Notes. This attack was in fact against U-608 inflicting no damages. The boat shot down the aircraft before it dropped its charges.

Wolfpack operations

U-364 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Coronel 1 (14 Dec 1943 - 17 Dec 1943)
   Sylt (18 Dec 1943 - 23 Dec 1943)
   Rügen 1 (23 Dec 1943 - 28 Dec 1943)
   Rügen 2 (28 Dec 1943 - 7 Jan 1944)
   Rügen (7 Jan 1944 - 14 Jan 1944)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-364 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.


Key on a Chain

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