List of all U-boats

U-607

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered22 May 1940
Laid down27 Mar 1941 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 583)
Launched11 Dec 1941
Commissioned29 Jan 1942Kptlt. Ernst Mengersen (Knights Cross)
Commanders
29 Jan 1942 - 18 Apr 1943  Kptlt. Ernst Mengersen (Knights Cross)
18 Apr 1943 - 13 Jul 1943  Oblt. Wolf Jeschonnek
Career
5 patrols
29 Jan 1942-31 Jul 1942  5. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1942-13 Jul 1943  7. Flottille (active service)
Successes4 ships sunk, total tonnage 28,937 GRT
2 ships damaged, total tonnage 15,201 GRT
Fate

Sunk at 0800hrs on 13 July 1943 in the Bay of Biscay north-west of Cape Ortegal, Spain, in position 45.02N, 09.14W, by depth charges from a British Sunderland aircraft (Sqdn. 228/N). 45 dead and 7 survivors.

Loss position

See the 6 ships hit by U-607 - View the 5 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-607 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Wolf (25 Jul 1942 - 30 Jul 1942)
   Pirat (30 Jul 1942 - 3 Aug 1942)
   Steinbrinck (3 Aug 1942 - 10 Aug 1942)
   Pfeil (12 Sep 1942 - 22 Sep 1942)
   Blitz (22 Sep 1942 - 26 Sep 1942)
   Tiger (26 Sep 1942 - 30 Sep 1942)
   Wotan (5 Oct 1942 - 16 Oct 1942)
   Falke (8 Jan 1943 - 19 Jan 1943)
   Haudegen (19 Jan 1943 - 15 Feb 1943)
   Drossel (29 Apr 1943 - 15 May 1943)
   Oder (17 May 1943 - 19 May 2003)
   Mosel (19 May 1943 - 23 May 1943)

Attacks on this boat and other events

23 Sep 1942
The boat escaped with only light damage boat after being rammed by a destroyer. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 34.)

14 Oct 1942
After an attack on convoy SC 104, U-607 was depth charged by the escort destroyer HMS Viscount, and was so badly damaged that she was forced to return to base.

2 recorded attacks on this boat.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-607 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.


The Snorting Bull - U-47

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


Dark Sky, Deep Water

Franks, Norman


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay