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Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down29 Mar 1941 Howaldtswerke AG, Kiel (werk 15)
Launched28 May 1942
Commissioned18 Jul 1942Oblt. Hans-Achim von Rosenberg-Gruszcynski
18 Jul 1942 - 19 Mar 1943  Oblt. Hans-Achim von Rosenberg-Gruszcynski
2 patrols
18 Jul 1942-31 Dec 1942  5. Flottille (training)
1 Jan 1943-19 Mar 1943  3. Flottille (active service)
Successes2 ships sunk, total tonnage 13,407 GRT

Sunk at 1745hrs on 19 March 1943 in the North Atlantic west of Ireland, in position 54.18N, 26.15W, by depth charges from a British Fortress aircraft (206 Sqn RAF/B). 47 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB, June 1975).

Loss position

See the 2 ships hit by U-384 - View the 2 war patrols

Previously recorded fate

  • Sunk by Sunderland aircraft (RAF 201/T) on 20 March, 1943 in position 54.18N, 26.15W. (Postwar assessment, June 1975)
    Notes. This attack was in fact against U-631 but causing no damage to that boat.

Wolfpack operations

U-384 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Falke (28 Dec 1942 - 19 Jan 1943)
   Landsknecht (19 Jan 1943 - 26 Jan 1943)
   Stürmer (11 Mar 1943 - 19 Mar 1943)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-384 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

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