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Ordered5 Jun 1941
Laid down27 Mar 1943 Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 319)
Launched20 Nov 1943
Commissioned19 Jan 1944Korvkpt. Wolf-Axel Schaefer
19 Jan 1944 - 9 Sep 1944  KrvKpt. Wolf-Axel Schaefer
1 patrol
19 Jan 1944-31 Jul 1944  5. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1944-9 Sep 1944  3. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk 9 Sept 1944 in the North Atlantic north-west of Ireland, in position 55.45N, 11.41W, by depth charges from the British corvette HMS Portchester Castle and the British frigate HMS Helmsdale. 52 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, January 1994).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Previously recorded fate

  • Sunk by the Canadian frigate HMCS Dunver and the Canadian corvette HMCS Hespeler on 9 Sept, 1944 in position 56.30N, 07.40W. (Postwar assessment)
    Notes. This attack was very probably against a nonsub target.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in August 1944. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-484 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.

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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