|Ordered||16 Oct 1939|
|Laid down||27 May 1940||Howaldtswerke AG, Kiel (werk 10)|
|Launched||15 Oct 1941|
|Commissioned||29 Nov 1941||Kptlt. Paul-Hugo Kettner|
|Successes||2 ships sunk, total tonnage 8,904 GRT|
Sunk 8 Aug, 1942 in the North Atlantic south-east of Cape Farewell, Greenland, in position 57.11N, 30.57W, by ramming and depth charges from the British corvette HMS Dianthus. 40 dead and 5 survivors.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-379 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.