|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||5 Jun 1942||F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1547)|
|Launched||11 Mar 1943|
|Commissioned||5 Jun 1943||Oblt. Heinz Blischke|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 7,359 GRT|
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,625 tons
1 warship damaged, total tonnage 1,625 tons
Sunk at 1830hrs on 6 March 1944 in the North Atlantic west of Ireland, in position 52.01N, 22.37W, by a torpedo from the British destroyer HMS Icarus, after attempts to tow the boat to port failed.
U-744 was captured after being attacked for over 30 hours with depth charges from HMS Icarus, the Canadian frigate HMCS St. Catharines, the Canadian corvettes HMCS Fennel and HMCS Chilliwack, the Canadian destroyers HMCS Chaudiere and HMCS Gatineau and the British corvette HMS Kenilworth Castle. 12 dead and 40 survivors.
U-744 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Coronel 1 (15 Dec 1943 - 17 Dec 1943)
Sylt (18 Dec 1943 - 23 Dec 1943)
Rügen 2 (23 Dec 1943 - 28 Dec 1943)
Rügen 1 (28 Dec 1943 - 3 Jan 1944)
Preussen (26 Feb 1944 - 6 Mar 1944)
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-744 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Coat of Arms of Posen