List of all U-boats

U-619

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down19 Jun 1941 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 595)
Launched9 Mar 1942
Commissioned23 Apr 1942Oblt. Kurt Makowski
Commanders
23 Apr 1942 - 5 Oct 1942  Oblt. Kurt Makowski
Career
1 patrol
23 Apr 1942-30 Sep 1942  5. Flottille (training)
1 Oct 1942-5 Oct 1942  3. Flottille (active service)
Successes2 ships sunk, total tonnage 8,723 GRT
Fate

Left Kiel on 10 Sept 1942.

Sunk on 5 Oct 1942 south-west of Iceland, in position 58.41N, 22.58W, by 4 depth charges from a British Hudson aircraft (269/N Sqdn.). 44 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB, June 1987).

Loss position

See the 2 ships hit by U-619 - View the 1 war patrol

Previously recorded fate

  • Sunk by the British destroyer HMS Viscount on 15 Oct, 1942 in position 53.42N, 35.56W. (Postwar assessment)
    Notes. This attack actually sank the U-661 instead.

Wolfpack operations

U-619 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Blitz (22 Sep 1942 - 26 Sep 1942)
   Luchs (27 Sep 1942 - 5 Oct 1942)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-619 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


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

Blair, Clay