List of all U-boats

U-484

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered5 Jun 1941
Laid down27 Mar 1943 Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 319)
Launched20 Nov 1943
Commissioned19 Jan 1944Korvkpt. Wolf-Axel Schaefer
Commanders
19 Jan 1944 - 9 Sep 1944  KrvKpt. Wolf-Axel Schaefer
Career
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
Fate

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 Niestl├ę, 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