List of all U-boats

U-419

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered20 Jan 1941
Laid down7 Nov 1941 Danziger Werft AG, Danzig (werk 120)
Launched22 Aug 1942
Commissioned18 Nov 1942Oblt. Dietrich Giersberg
Commanders
18 Nov 1942 - 8 Oct 1943  Oblt. Dietrich Giersberg
Career
1 patrol
18 Nov 1942-31 Jul 1943  8. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1943-8 Oct 1943  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 8 Oct 1943 in the North Atlantic, in position 56.31N, 27.05W, by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (Sqdn. 86/R). 48 dead and 1 survivor.

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Wolfpack operations

U-419 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Rossbach (24 Sep 1943 - 8 Oct 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-419 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.


Crew 37a

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