List of all U-boats

U-624

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down15 Jul 1941 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 600)
Launched31 Mar 1942
Commissioned28 May 1942Oblt. Ulrich Graf von Soden-Fraunhofen
Commanders
28 May 1942 - 7 Feb 1943  Kptlt. Ulrich Graf von Soden-Fraunhofen
Career
2 patrols
28 May 1942-30 Sep 1942  8. Flottille (training)
1 Oct 1942-7 Feb 1943  7. Flottille (active service)
Successes5 ships sunk, total tonnage 39,855 GRT
3 warships sunk, total tonnage 873 tons (lost aboard transport ships)
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 5,432 GRT
Fate

Sunk 7 Feb 1943 in the North Atlantic, in position 55.42N, 26.17W, by depth charges from a British B-17 Fortress aircraft (Sqdn. 220/J). 45 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 9 ships hit by U-624 - View the 2 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-624 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Puma (23 Oct 1942 - 29 Oct 1942)
   Natter (30 Oct 1942 - 8 Nov 1942)
   Kreuzotter (8 Nov 1942 - 24 Nov 1942)
   Habicht (10 Jan 1943 - 19 Jan 1943)
   Haudegen (19 Jan 1943 - 7 Feb 1943)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-624 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.


Owl

Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


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


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay