List of all U-boats

U-375

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered16 Oct 1939
Laid down14 Mar 1940 Howaldtswerke AG, Kiel (werk 6)
Launched7 Jun 1941
Commissioned19 Jul 1941Kptlt. Jürgen Könenkamp
Commanders
19 Jul 1941 - 30 Jul 1943  Kptlt. Jürgen Könenkamp
Career
10 patrols
19 Jul 1941-31 Oct 1941  5. Flottille (training)
1 Nov 1941-31 Dec 1941  3. Flottille (active service)
1 Jan 1942-30 Jul 1943  29. Flottille (active service)
Successes9 ships sunk, total tonnage 16,852 GRT
1 warship damaged, total tonnage 2,650 tons
1 ship a total loss, total tonnage 6,288 GRT
Fate

Sunk 30 July 1943 in the western Mediterranean north-west of Malta, in position 36.40N, 12.28E, by depth charges from the US submarine chaser USS PC-624. 46 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 11 ships hit by U-375 - View the 10 war patrols

Attacks on this boat and other events

6 Dec 1941
The boat was trapped by British ASW forces while trying to pass the Straits of Gibraltar and was forced to retreat to the Atlantic and try again. U-375 was successful in reaching the Mediterranean on 9 December.

16 Dec 1941
18.19 hrs, Mediterranean: An unidentified flying boat dropped seven depth charges on U-375 after the boat crash-dived. No damage. (Sources: Ritschel)

5 Feb 1942
U-375 was forced to return to base by damage from a depth charge attack by a hunter-killer group in the Mediterranean.

2 May 1942

At 14.12 hrs, the boat was attacked by Catalina AJ162 (202 Sqn RAF/C, pilot Flt Lt R.Y. Powell) from Gibraltar about 55 miles east of Cartagena, Spain. A salvo of seven 250lb depth charges was dropped close to the swirl about 10 seconds after the U-boat dived. The flying boat reported the sighting and remained in the vicinity until HMS Wishart and HMS Wrestler arrived at the scene. U-375 was not damaged by the air attack, but the destroyers soon located and sank the nearby U-74. Both U-boats were in the area after an attempt to assist U-573, which had been crippled by an air attack the day before. At 22.30 hrs, HMS Wishart then located the submerged U-375 and dropped 13 depth charges in two attacks, but the U-boat managed to escape undamaged during the night.

(Sources: ADM 199/1782, ADM 199/1783)

4 recorded attacks on this boat.

Men lost from the boat

16 Dec 1941
18.19 hrs, Mediterranean: An unidentified flying boat dropped seven depth charges on U-375 after the boat crash-dived. No damage.

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

U-boat Emblems

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Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


Another Place, Another Time

Hirschmann, Werner


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