List of all U-boats

U-386

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down16 May 1941 Howaldtswerke AG, Kiel (werk 17)
Launched19 Aug 1942
Commissioned10 Oct 1942Oblt. Hans-Albrecht Kandler
Commanders
10 Oct 1942 - 10 Jun 1943  Oblt. Hans-Albrecht Kandler
10 Jun 1943 - 19 Feb 1944  Oblt. Fritz Albrecht
Career
4 patrols
10 Oct 1942-30 Apr 1943  5. Flottille (training)
1 May 1943-19 Feb 1944  6. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 1,997 GRT
Fate

Sunk 19 Feb 1944 in the North Atlantic, in position 48.51N, 22.44W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Spey. 33 dead and 16 survivors.

Loss position

See the 1 ships hit by U-386 - View the 4 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-386 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Star (27 Apr 1943 - 30 Apr 1943)
   Leuthen (15 Sep 1943 - 21 Sep 1943)
   Stürmer (26 Jan 1944 - 3 Feb 1944)
   Igel 1 (3 Feb 1944 - 17 Feb 1944)
   Hai 1 (17 Feb 1944 - 19 Feb 1944)

Attacks on this boat and other events

28 Apr 1943
In attacking convoy ON(S) 5 the boat suffered severe damage from the escorts. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 293)

6 Sep 1943
Surprise attack from an unidentified aircraft in the Atlantic off Finisterre when the Wanze radar warning device failed to register the threat. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 420)

20 Sep 1943
The attack on 20 Sept, 1943 south-west of Iceland in position 57.40N, 29.48W, in which a homing torpedo from a British B-24 Liberator (Sqdn. 120/F) was believed to have sunk U-338, was actually against U-386, which escaped undamaged. (Sources: 1992-10-01, FDS/NHB)

21 Sep 1943
U-386 had to break off an attack on convoy ON-202 in mid Atlantic after being heavily depth charged. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 423)

4 recorded attacks on this boat.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-386 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.


Thief with a Bag

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