List of all U-boats

U-631

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down5 Sep 1941 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 607)
Launched27 May 1942
Commissioned16 Jul 1942Oblt. Jürgen Krüger
Commanders
16 Jul 1942 - 17 Oct 1943  Oblt. Jürgen Krüger
Career
3 patrols
16 Jul 1942-31 Dec 1942  5. Flottille (training)
1 Jan 1943-17 Oct 1943  9. Flottille (active service)
Successes2 ships sunk, total tonnage 9,136 GRT
Fate

Sunk 17 Oct, 1943 in the North Atlantic south-east of Cape Farewell, Greenland, in position 58.13N, 32.29W, by depth charges from the British corvette HMS Sunflower. 54 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 2 ships hit by U-631 - View the 3 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-631 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Falke (28 Dec 1942 - 19 Jan 1943)
   Landsknecht (19 Jan 1943 - 28 Jan 1943)
   Stürmer (11 Mar 1943 - 20 Mar 1943)
   Seewolf (21 Mar 1943 - 30 Mar 1943)
   Meise (11 Apr 1943 - 27 Apr 1943)
   Rossbach (27 Sep 1943 - 9 Oct 1943)
   Schlieffen (14 Oct 1943 - 17 Oct 1943)

Attacks on this boat and other events

20 Mar 1943
The target of the attack by a Sunderland flying boat (RAF Sqdn 201/T) on 20 March 1943 in position 54.18N, 26.15W credited with sinking U-384 was in fact U-631, which escaped unscathed. (Sources: 1975-06-01, FDS/NHB)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Men lost from the boat

8 Oct 1943
The commander broke his hand in an accident while on patrol.

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -


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


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay