List of all U-boats

U-407

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered16 Oct 1939
Laid down12 Sep 1940 Danziger Werft AG, Danzig (werk 108)
Launched16 Aug 1941
Commissioned18 Dec 1941Oblt. Ernst-Ulrich Brüller
Commanders
18 Dec 1941 - 14 Jan 1944  Kptlt. Ernst-Ulrich Brüller
14 Jan 1944 - 8 Sep 1944  Oblt. Hubertus Korndörfer
9 Sep 1944 - 19 Sep 1944  Oblt. Hans Kolbus
Career
12 patrols
18 Dec 1941-31 Aug 1942  5. Flottille (training)
1 Sep 1942-30 Nov 1942  9. Flottille (active service)
1 Dec 1942-19 Sep 1944  29. Flottille (active service)
Successes3 ships sunk, total tonnage 26,892 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 6,207 GRT
2 warships damaged, total tonnage 17,900 tons
1 ship a total loss, total tonnage 7,176 GRT
Fate

Sunk 19 Sept, 1944 in the Mediterranean south of Milos, in position 36.27N, 24.33E, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Troubridge and HMS Terpsichore and the Polish destroyer Garland. 5 dead and 48 survivors.

Loss position

See the 7 ships hit by U-407 - View the 12 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-407 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Vorwärts (25 Aug 1942 - 26 Sep 1942)
   Tiger (26 Sep 1942 - 28 Sep 1942)
   Delphin (4 Nov 1942 - 10 Nov 1942)
   Wal (10 Nov 1942 - 15 Nov 1942)

Attacks on this boat and other events

9 Jan 1944
When the U-boat pens were hit during an air raid on Pola 4 U-407 crew were killed and 1 wounded. The boat next sailed on 29 Jan. [Oberleutnant (Ing) Heinz Weser, Leutnant zur See Eberhard Baumgart, Maschinenobergfreiter Rudolf Güttge, Maschinenobergefreiter Heinz Bönisch]

1 recorded attack on this boat.

General notes on this boat

1 Oct 1942. On 1 October, 1942 U-407 attacked the former passenger liner Queen Mary with a four-torpedo fan shot, but all torpedoes missed.

Men lost from the boat

9 Jan 1944
When the U-boat pens were hit during an air raid on Pola 4 U-407 crew were killed and 1 wounded. The boat next sailed on 29 Jan. [Oberleutnant (Ing) Heinz Weser, Leutnant zur See Eberhard Baumgart, Maschinenobergfreiter Rudolf Güttge, Maschinenobergefreiter Heinz Bönisch]

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

U-boat Emblems

We have 5 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


The Laughing Sawfish - 9th Flotilla

The Olympic Rings - Crew 36

Coat of Arms of Danzig

Los gehts

U with Cross

Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


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