U-boat Fates

U-boat losses by year

U-boat Losses during 1945

This map shows 126 positions of U-boats lost in 1945. The map is clickable and zoom-able (with the mouse-wheel). Blue markers indicate U-boat losses to aircraft.

January

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
9 Jan 1945U-679+51510Warship 
15 Jan 1945U-650+47470Warship 
16 Jan 1945U-248+47470Warship 
17 Jan 1945U-2515  - 0 - Air raid on portLost to mines 
17 Jan 1945U-2523  - 0 - Air raid on port 
21 Jan 1945U-1199 49481Warship 
26 Jan 1945U-1051+47470Warship 
27 Jan 1945U-1172+52520Warship 
31 Jan 1945U-3520+85850Lost to mines 

February

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
3 Feb 1945U-1279+48480Warship 
4 Feb 1945U-745+48480Missing, lost to mines 
4 Feb 1945U-1014+48480Warship 
9 Feb 1945U-864+73730Warship 
9 Feb 1945U-923+48480Lost to mines 
11 Feb 1945U-869+56560Warship 
14 Feb 1945U-989+47470Warship 
15 Feb 1945U-1053+45450Accident 
16 Feb 1945U-309+47470Warship 
17 Feb 1945U-425 53521Warship 
17 Feb 1945U-1273 51438Lost to mines 
17 Feb 1945U-1278+48480Warship 
18 Feb 1945U-2344 14113Accident 
19 Feb 1945U-676+57570Lost to mines 
20 Feb 1945U-480+48480Lost to mines 
20 Feb 1945U-683+49490Missing 
20 Feb 1945U-1276+49490Warship 
22 Feb 1945U-300 50941Warship 
24 Feb 1945U-927+47470Aircraft 
24 Feb 1945U-1208+49490Warship 
24 Feb 1945U-3007  - 1 - Air raid on port 
27 Feb 1945U-327+46460Warship 
27 Feb 1945U-1018 53512Warship 

March

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
2 Mar 1945U-3519 78753Lost to mines 
4 Mar 1945U-3508  - 0 - Air raid on port 
7 Mar 1945U-1302+48480Lost to minesWarship 
10 Mar 1945U-275+48480Lost to mines 
10 Mar 1945U-681 491138Aircraft 
11 Mar 1945U-682  - 0 - Air raid on port 
12 Mar 1945U-296+42420Missing, lost to mines 
14 Mar 1945U-714+50500Warship 
14 Mar 1945U-1021+43430Lost to mines 
16 Mar 1945U-367+43430Lost to minesWarship 
16 Mar 1945U-758  - 0 - Stricken from Naval records.
18 Mar 1945U-866+55550Warship 
26 Mar 1945U-399 47461Warship 
27 Mar 1945U-722+44440Warship 
27 Mar 1945U-905+45450Warship 
29 Mar 1945U-1106+46460Aircraft 
29 Mar 1945U-1169+49490Warship 
30 Mar 1945U-96  - 0 - Air raid on port 
30 Mar 1945U-348  - 2 - Air raid on port 
30 Mar 1945U-350  - 0 - Air raid on port 
30 Mar 1945U-870  - 0 - Air raid on port 
30 Mar 1945U-965+51510Warship 
30 Mar 1945U-1167  - 1 - Air raid on port 
30 Mar 1945U-2340  - 0 - Air raid on port 

April

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
1 Apr 1945U-747  - 0 - Air raid on port 
1 Apr 1945U-1232  - 0 - Stricken from Naval records.
2 Apr 1945U-262  - 0 - Stricken from Naval records.
2 Apr 1945U-321+41410Aircraft 
3 Apr 1945U-1221  - 7 - Air raid on port 
3 Apr 1945U-2542  - 0 - Air raid on port 
3 Apr 1945U-3505  - 1 - Air raid on port 
4 Apr 1945U-237  - 0 - Air raid on port 
4 Apr 1945U-749  - 2 - Air raid on port 
4 Apr 1945U-3003  - 0 - Air raid on port 
5 Apr 1945U-242+44440Lost to mines 
5 Apr 1945U-246+48480Missing 
5 Apr 1945U-677  - 0 - Air raid on port 
7 Apr 1945U-1195 503218Warship 
8 Apr 1945U-774+44440Warship 
8 Apr 1945U-1001+46460Warship 
8 Apr 1945U-2509  - 0 - Air raid on port 
8 Apr 1945U-2514  - 0 - Air raid on port 
8 Apr 1945U-3512  - 0 - Air raid on port 
9 Apr 1945U-804+55550Aircraft 
9 Apr 1945U-843 564412Aircraft 
9 Apr 1945U-982  - 0 - Air raid on port 
9 Apr 1945U-1065+45450Aircraft 
9 Apr 1945U-2516  - 0 - Air raid on port 
10 Apr 1945U-878+51510Warship 
12 Apr 1945U-486+48480Warship 
12 Apr 1945U-1024 46937Warship 
14 Apr 1945U-235+47470Accident 
14 Apr 1945U-1206 50446Accident 
15 Apr 1945U-103  - 1 - Air raid on port 
15 Apr 1945U-285+44440Warship 
15 Apr 1945U-857+59590Missing 
15 Apr 1945U-1063 462917Warship 
15 Apr 1945U-1235+57570Warship 
16 Apr 1945U-78  - 0 -  
16 Apr 1945U-880+49490Warship 
16 Apr 1945U-1274+44440Warship 
17 Apr 1945U-398+43430Missing 
19 Apr 1945U-251 43394Aircraft 
19 Apr 1945U-548+58580Warship 
21 Apr 1945U-636+42420Warship 
22 Apr 1945U-518+56560Warship 
23 Apr 1945U-183 55541Warship 
23 Apr 1945U-396+45450Missing 
23 Apr 1945U-1055+49490Missing 
24 Apr 1945U-546 592633Warship 
25 Apr 1945U-326+43430Aircraft 
25 Apr 1945U-1197  - 0 - Stricken from Naval records.
29 Apr 1945U-286+51510Warship 
29 Apr 1945U-307 513714Warship 
29 Apr 1945U-1017+ - 34 - Aircraft 
30 Apr 1945U-325+52520Lost to mines 
30 Apr 1945U-879+52520Warship 
30 Apr 1945U-1107  - 37 - Aircraft 

May

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
2 May 1945U-2359+12120Aircraft 
3 May 1945U-1210  - 1 - Air raid on port 
3 May 1945U-2521  - 44 - Aircraft 
3 May 1945U-3032 603624Aircraft 
3 May 1945U-3502  - 0 - Stricken from Naval records.
4 May 1945U-711 524012Air raid on port 
4 May 1945U-2338 13121Aircraft 
5 May 1945U-181  - 0 - Warship 
5 May 1945U-195  - 0 - Warship 
5 May 1945U-219  - 0 - Warship 
5 May 1945U-393  - 2 - Aircraft 
5 May 1945U-534 52349 
5 May 1945U-579  - 24 - Aircraft 
5 May 1945U-862  - 0 - Warship 
5 May 1945U-2367  - 0 - Accident 
5 May 1945U-2551  - 0 -  
6 May 1945U-853+55550Warship 
6 May 1945U-881+53530Warship 
6 May 1945U-3523+58580 
8 May 1945U-320  - 0 - Aircraft 
8 May 1945U-382  - 0 -
10 May 1945UIT-24  - -  
10 May 1945UIT-25   - -  

August

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
17 Aug 1945U-977  - 0 -


127 U-boats lost in 1945 (4,005 men died and 377 men survived those losses).
+ means that the boat was lost with all hands.

7 U-boats stricken from records (often after sustaining prior combat damage) and boats scuttled in harbour by their own crews are not included in the losses figure here. We, however, include them in the listing for better view of events.

U-boats scuttled at sea after battle damage are considered war losses and are shown above.

U-boat losses by year