Events on this day
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 (3)||Launched (3)||Commissioned (1)|
|No U-boat orders on this date||1942: U-425 |
1944: U-2505, U-3002
|1939: U-43 |
1942: U-267, U-448
|These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.|
Allied Ships hit on this date
|U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Country||Convoy|
|U-103||Winter||Samuel Q. Brown||6,625||am|
|U-558||Krech||William Boyce Thompson (d)||7,061||am|
|* 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-101. For the second day in a row, the outbound boat encountered an enemy submarine in the North Sea. This time a torpedo track was seen passing the bow at a distance of about 50 metres.
U-764. The boat was attacked by an enemy aircraft and damaged slightly. One crew member was wounded.
29 men died when this U-boat was lost. 17 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, 23 May.
- For more information on Men lost from U-boats check out this page.
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 23 May
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-26
U-boats at sea on 23 May
Boats entering port on this day are not counted, but boats departing for patrol are. (+) indicates the boat was lost during this patrol.
U-66, U-67, U-68, U-69, U-81, U-83, U-86, U-87, U-89, U-94, U-96, U-98, U-103, U-106, U-107, U-108, U-109, U-116, U-124, U-125, U-126, U-128, U-129, U-130, U-134, U-135, U-153, U-155, U-156, U-157 (+), U-158 (+), U-159, U-161, U-162, U-172, U-205, U-209, U-213, U-214, U-333, U-373, U-404, U-406, U-431, U-432, U-436, U-455, U-502 (+), U-504, U-506, U-507, U-553, U-558, U-559, U-564, U-565, U-566, U-568 (+), U-569, U-578, U-582, U-586, U-588, U-590, U-591, U-593, U-594, U-653, U-701 (+), U-703, U-751, U-753.
72 boats at sea.
U-9, U-66, U-67 (+), U-91, U-92, U-103, U-105 (+), U-107, U-119 (+), U-123, U-126 (+), U-129, U-154, U-161, U-177, U-178, U-180, U-181, U-190, U-193, U-195, U-196, U-197 (+), U-198, U-199 (+), U-202 (+), U-211, U-214, U-217, U-218, U-221, U-223, U-228, U-229, U-230, U-231, U-232 (+), U-251, U-262, U-264, U-304 (+), U-305, U-336, U-340, U-354, U-377, U-378, U-383, U-402, U-403, U-407, U-413, U-414 (+), U-418 (+), U-431, U-435 (+), U-436 (+), U-441, U-448, U-459, U-460, U-461, U-466, U-467 (+), U-468, U-488, U-504, U-511, U-513 (+), U-515, U-521 (+), U-523, U-525, U-527 (+), U-533, U-552, U-558 (+), U-561, U-575, U-584, U-594 (+), U-603, U-607, U-608, U-614, U-621, U-625, U-636, U-639, U-641, U-642, U-645, U-650, U-664, U-666, U-667, U-707, U-731, U-755 (+), U-760, U-951 (+), U-952, U-953.
103 boats at sea.
U-9, U-23, U-24, U-107, U-129, U-155, U-170, U-178, U-181, U-183, U-188, U-190, U-196, U-198 (+), U-269, U-289 (+), U-344, U-347, U-348, U-362, U-385, U-387, U-425, U-441, U-471, U-476 (+), U-477 (+), U-490 (+), U-505, U-516, U-530, U-534, U-537, U-539, U-541, U-543 (+), U-547, U-548, U-549 (+), U-586, U-668, U-675 (+), U-719 (+), U-736, U-737, U-742, U-764, U-767 (+), U-843, U-853, U-857, U-859 (+), U-860 (+), U-861, U-952, U-953, U-955 (+), U-957, U-984, U-988 (+), U-990 (+), U-1060, U-1191 (+), U-1222 (+).
64 boats at sea.
General Events on 23 May
U-122 encountered an enemy submarine in the North Atlantic, but neither boat attacked.
A lookout on U-46 broke his arm during heavy weather in the North Atlantic .
U-333 encountered an enemy submarine in the North Atlantic, but neither boat attacked.
Grossadmiral Karl Dönitz and members of his government were taken into custody by British troops.
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