|Ordered||15 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||6 May 1941||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 590)|
|Launched||29 Jan 1942|
|Commissioned||19 Mar 1942||Oblt. Wolfgang Sträter|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 5,730 GRT|
Sunk on 29 July 1943 in the North Atlantic north-west of Cape Ortegal, Spain, in position 46.42N, 11.03W, by depth charges from a British Wellington aircraft (172 Sqn RAF/G). 49 dead (all hands lost).
U-614 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Landsknecht (19 Jan 1943 - 28 Jan 1943)
Without name (15 Apr 1943 - 18 Apr 1943)
Specht (19 Apr 1943 - 4 May 1943)
Fink (4 May 1943 - 6 May 1943)
Elbe (7 May 1943 - 10 May 1943)
Elbe 1 (10 May 1943 - 14 May 1943)
Attacks on this boat and other events
9 Feb 1943
An attack by a British B-17 (Sqdn 206, pilot R. C. Patrick) in the Atlantic west of Scotland affected diving capability, forcing the boat to return to St.Nazaire. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 183. BdU KTB)
1 recorded attack 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-614 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Eagle on Shield