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Ordered13 Apr 1940
Laid down10 Feb 1941 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1499)
Launched26 Feb 1942
Commissioned9 May 1942Oblt. Albert Langfeld
9 May 1942 - 11 Mar 1943  Oblt. Albert Langfeld
2 patrols
9 May 1942-31 Dec 1942  8. Flottille (training)
1 Jan 1943-11 Mar 1943  3. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 11 March 1943 in the North Atlantic west of Ireland, in position 51.14N, 29.18W, by ramming and depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Harvester and the Free French corvette Aconit. 41 dead and 4 survivors.

Loss position

View the 2 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-444 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Falke (28 Dec 1942 - 19 Jan 1943)
   Landsknecht (19 Jan 1943 - 24 Jan 1943)
   Neuland (8 Mar 1943 - 11 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-444 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.

Coat of Arms of Kitzbühel

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