Events on this day

29 June

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This is a run-down from several databases on our site. It's meant to give a clear picture of events on this date, all year round.

U-boat Shipyard report

Ordered (0) Laid down (1) Launched (3) Commissioned (1)
No U-boat orders on this date1943: U-11041935: U-7
1943: U-863
1944: U-2503
1935: U-1
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date

 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
 U-26ScheringerFrangoula B. Goulandris 6,701   gr
 U-47PrienEmpire Toucan 4,127   br
 U-51KnorrHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) 4,724   br
 U-103SchützeErnani 6,619   it
 U-123HardegenRio Azul 4,088   brSL-78
 U-564SuhrenHekla 1,215   is
 U-651LohmeyerGrayburn 6,342   brHX-133
 U-66ZappGeorge J. Goulandris 4,345   grSL-78
 U-66ZappKalypso Vergotti 5,686   grSL-78
 U-126BauerMona Marie 126   ca
 U-153ReichmannRuth 4,833   am
 U-158RostinEveralda 3,950   le
 U-505LoeweThomas McKean 7,191   am
 U-67Müller-StöckheimEmpire Mica 8,032   br
 U-754OestermannWaiwera 12,435   br
 unknownEmpire Portia total loss7,058   brFTM-22
 U-984SiederEdward M. House (d)7,240   amECM-17
 U-984SiederH.G. Blasdel total loss7,176   amECM-17
 U-984SiederJames A. Farrell total loss7,176   amECM-17
 U-984SiederJohn A. Treutlen total loss7,198   amECM-17
* Unless otherwise noted the ships listed here were sunk. (d) = damaged

See all Allied ships hit by U-boats during WWII.

Attacks on this day


U-99. In diving to escape an attack by a German aircraft which dropped three bombs, the boat suffered minor damage on striking the seabed. It continued the patrol after repairing the damage while settled on the bottom. (Ritschel)

U-boats lost

1941: U-651

No men died when this U-boat was lost. 45 men survived.

Survivors from U-boats almost always landed in allied captivity.

- For more information on U-boat losses check out our Fates section.

U-boat Men Lost or Wounded

There were no men lost from U-boats on this date, 29 June.

- For more information on Men lost from U-boats check out this page.

Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Heinz Beckmann (1913), Joachim Deecke (1912), Herbert Engel (1912), Wolfgang Scherfling (1923).

The following men died on this day:
Hans-Heinrich Barschkis (1998), Paul Siegmann (1986).

See the entire U-boat commander listing showing all U-boat commanders.
We might include more officers (Allied and Axis) at a later date.

U-boat departures and arrivals on 29 June

This section shows the U-boat departures and arrivals from bases on this day of the year. Current country names shown with harbour names. Boats entering port display days at sea during that patrol.


From Wilhelmshaven, Germany: U-56

U-boats entering base:
To Kiel, Germany: U-48 (35 days)
To Wilhelmshaven, Germany: U-25 (22 days)


From Horten, Norway: U-652

U-boats entering base:
To Bergen, Norway: U-143 (21 days)
To Lorient, France: U-38 (82 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-203 (25 days)


From Bergen, Norway: U-703
From La Spezia, Italy: U-375
From St. Nazaire, France: U-136 (lost 13 days later)

U-boats entering base:
To Lorient, France: U-106 (76 days)


From Bergen, Norway: U-277
From Bordeaux, France: U-160 (lost 16 days later)
From Kiel, Germany: U-307, U-713
From La Pallice: U-466
From Narvik, Norway: U-625
From St. Nazaire, France: U-359 (lost 28 days later), U-386
From Toulon, France: U-409 (lost 14 days later)

U-boats entering base:
To Konstanza, Rumania: U-20 (8 days), U-24 (3 days)
To Sevastopol U-18 (14 days)


From Haugsund: U-982
From Kristiansand: U-242
From Marviken: U-370, U-679

U-boats entering base:
To Bergen, Norway: U-677 (22 days)
To Bogenbucht U-363 (32 days)
To Brest, France: U-741 (11 days)

U-boats at sea on 29 June

Boats entering port on this day are not counted, but boats departing for patrol are. (+) indicates the boat was lost during this patrol.


U-26 (+), U-28, U-29, U-30, U-32, U-34, U-38, U-43, U-46, U-47, U-51, U-52, U-56, U-61, U-62, U-65, U-99, U-102 (+), UA.
19 boats at sea.


U-43, U-66, U-69, U-71, U-75, U-77, U-79, U-96, U-98, U-101, U-103, U-107, U-108, U-109, U-111, U-123, U-137, U-140, U-142, U-144, U-145, U-146, U-149, U-201, U-202, U-371, U-552, U-553, U-557, U-558, U-559, U-561, U-562, U-564, U-751, UA.
36 boats at sea.


U-66, U-67, U-68, U-77, U-84, U-87, U-88, U-89, U-96, U-97, U-107, U-116, U-126, U-128, U-129, U-132, U-134, U-135, U-136 (+), U-153 (+), U-154, U-156, U-158 (+), U-159, U-160, U-161, U-166 (+), U-171 (+), U-172, U-173, U-201, U-202, U-203, U-215 (+), U-251, U-255, U-332, U-334, U-355, U-372, U-373, U-375, U-376, U-379 (+), U-402, U-404, U-406, U-408, U-432, U-437, U-453, U-456, U-457, U-458, U-459, U-460, U-461, U-502 (+), U-504, U-505, U-508, U-509, U-562, U-566, U-571, U-575, U-576 (+), U-578, U-582, U-584, U-597, U-653, U-657, U-701 (+), U-703, U-754 (+).
76 boats at sea.


U-19, U-23, U-66, U-67 (+), U-73, U-81, U-84 (+), U-126 (+), U-134 (+), U-135 (+), U-154, U-159 (+), U-160 (+), U-170, U-172, U-177, U-178, U-180, U-181, U-185 (+), U-190, U-193, U-195, U-196, U-197 (+), U-198, U-199 (+), U-211, U-212, U-221, U-228, U-232 (+), U-257, U-270, U-271, U-277, U-302, U-306, U-333, U-336, U-341, U-358, U-359 (+), U-375, U-380, U-382, U-386, U-406, U-409 (+), U-415, U-420, U-435 (+), U-453, U-455, U-458, U-462, U-466, U-487 (+), U-488, U-508, U-510, U-511, U-513 (+), U-518, U-527 (+), U-530, U-535 (+), U-536, U-558 (+), U-565, U-571, U-572 (+), U-586, U-590 (+), U-591 (+), U-592, U-593, U-598 (+), U-600, U-603, U-604 (+), U-608, U-615 (+), U-617, U-618, U-622, U-634 (+), U-641, U-642, U-653, U-662 (+), U-666, U-667, U-669, U-732, U-759 (+), U-951 (+), U-953.
98 boats at sea.


U-19, U-20, U-107, U-129, U-154 (+), U-181, U-183, U-196, U-198 (+), U-212, U-214, U-218, U-230, U-233 (+), U-243 (+), U-247, U-307, U-309, U-313, U-315, U-344, U-361 (+), U-365, U-390 (+), U-394, U-396, U-441 (+), U-478 (+), U-480, U-516, U-530, U-534, U-537, U-539, U-543 (+), U-546, U-547, U-636, U-671, U-672, U-673, U-678 (+), U-711, U-716, U-737, U-745, U-763, U-771, U-802, U-804, U-853, U-857, U-858, U-859 (+), U-861, U-862, U-953, U-956, U-965, U-984, U-992, U-994, U-1001, U-1062, U-1165, U-1191 (+), U-1222 (+).
67 boats at sea.


U-530, U-977.
2 boats at sea.

General Events on 29 June


A German aircraft dropped 3 bombs on U-99 in the North Sea. The boat suffered minor damage.


After torpedoing her, U-153 rescued four men from the sinking American steam merchantman Ruth and put them in a lifeboat.

After sinking the the Latvian merchant Everalda with gunfire, U-158 took her master and a Spanish crewman on board as prisoners. The Germans also captured several confidential papers.


U-270 was forced to break off her patrol and return to base by technical problems .


The wreck of U-1105 was discovered in Chesapeake Bay by a team of divers led by Uwe Lovas.


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