List of all U-boats

U-384

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down29 Mar 1941 Howaldtswerke AG, Kiel (werk 15)
Launched28 May 1942
Commissioned18 Jul 1942Oblt. Hans-Achim von Rosenberg-Gruszcynski
Commanders
18 Jul 1942 - 19 Mar 1943  Oblt. Hans-Achim von Rosenberg-Gruszcynski
Career
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
Fate

Sunk 1745hrs on 19 March 1943 south-west of Iceland, in position 54.18N, 26.15W, by depth charges from a British B-17 Fortress aircraft (Sqdn. 206/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)
   St├╝rmer (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