List of all U-boats

U-651

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered9 Oct 1939
Laid down16 Jan 1940 Howaldtswerke Hamburg AG, Hamburg (werk 800)
Launched21 Dec 1940
Commissioned12 Feb 1941Kptlt. Peter Lohmeyer
Commanders
12 Feb 1941 - 29 Jun 1941   Peter Lohmeyer
Career
1 patrol
12 Feb 1941-1 Jun 1941  1. Flottille (training)
1 Jun 1941-29 Jun 1941  1. Flottille (active service)
Successes2 ships sunk, total tonnage 11,639 GRT
Fate

Sunk 29 June 1941 south of Iceland, in position 59.52N, 18.36W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Malcolm and HMS Scimitar, the British corvettes HMS Arabis and HMS Violet and the British minesweeper HMS Speedwell. 45 survivors (no casualties).

Loss position

See the 2 ships hit by U-651 - View the 1 war patrol

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-651 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


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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