List of all U-boats

U-424

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered10 Apr 1941
Laid down16 Apr 1942 Danziger Werft AG, Danzig (werk 125)
Launched28 Nov 1942
Commissioned7 Apr 1943Oblt. Günther Lüders
Commanders
7 Apr 1943 - 11 Feb 1944  Oblt. Günter Lüders
Career
2 patrols
7 Apr 1943-30 Sep 1943  8. Flottille (training)
1 Oct 1943-11 Feb 1944  1. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 11 Feb 1944 in the North Atlantic south-west of Ireland, in position 50.00N, 18.14W, by depth charges from the British sloops HMS Wild Goose and HMS Woodpecker. 50 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 2 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-424 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Eisenhart 2 (9 Nov 1943 - 15 Nov 1943)
   Schill 3 (18 Nov 1943 - 22 Nov 1943)
   Weddigen (22 Nov 1943 - 7 Dec 1943)
   Igel 2 (3 Feb 1944 - 11 Feb 1944)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-424 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


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel