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 (2)||Laid down (3)||Launched (2)||Commissioned (1)|
|1937: U-120, U-121||1942: U-549, U-749 |
|1943: U-792 |
|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-514||Auffermann||Lages total loss||5,472||bz|
|U-514||Auffermann||Ozório total loss||2,730||bz|
|* 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-514. During the night of 27/28 Sep. 1942, U-514 carried out two successful attacks on a small convoy of four merchant ships escorted by USS Roe (DD 418) while on the surface off the Amazon estuary. At 01.10 hrs, the U-boat had been forced to dive after being fired on by the Brazilian steam merchant Imediato João Silva, but succeeded in leaving the area without being attacked by the escort.
The boat was attacked five times by three aircraft from the escort carrier USS Tripoli operating on ULTRA information west-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands and even escaped a Fido homing torpedo. At 19.40 hrs, an Avenger was shot down by AA fire, killing the crew of three men. This was the last escort carrier aircraft lost to U-boat action in the Atlantic.
No U-boats were lost on this date, 28 September.
- 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, 28 September.
- For more information on Men lost from U-boats check out this page.
The following men were born on this day:
Erich Hilsenitz (1916), Hans-Günther Lange (1916), Hans Rudolf Rösing (1905), Heinz Schomburg (1914), Werner Schulz (1919), Hans-Joachim Schwarz (1919), Hans Steen (1907).
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 28 September
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.
U-boats entering base:
To Wilhelmshaven, Germany: U-33 (41 days)
From Lorient, France: U-129
From Narvik, Norway: U-703
From St. Nazaire, France: U-463
U-boats entering base:
To Bergen, Norway: U-262 (5 days)
To Kiel, Germany: U-376 (2 days)
To Skjomenfjord U-435 (13 days), U-592 (19 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-594 (56 days)
From Bergen, Norway: U-470 (lost 19 days later), U-762
From Salamis, Greece: U-596
From St. Nazaire, France: U-226, U-575
U-boats entering base:
To Brest, France: U-413 (2 days), U-621 (38 days)
To La Pallice U-193 (2 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-267 (3 days), U-648 (4 days)
From Bogenbucht: U-365
From Farsund: U-858
From Kiel, Germany: U-246
From Marviken: U-989
From Narvik, Norway: U-363
From Singapur: UIT-24
From Trondheim, Norway: U-387
U-boats entering base:
To Hölen U-548 (2 days)
To Marviken U-1003 (2 days)
To Memel U-370 (16 days)
To Windau U-242 (8 days)
U-boats at sea on 28 September
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-75, U-79, U-83, U-94, U-97, U-103, U-107, U-108, U-111 (+), U-124, U-125, U-126, U-129, U-132, U-201, U-203, U-204 (+), U-205, U-331, U-371, U-372, U-373, U-431, U-552, U-559, U-562, U-564, U-565, U-572, U-573, U-575.
35 boats at sea.
U-43, U-66, U-67, U-68, U-69, U-87, U-91, U-96, U-106, U-107, U-109, U-116 (+), U-117, U-118, U-125, U-126, U-128, U-129, U-135, U-156, U-159, U-160, U-161, U-164, U-171 (+), U-172, U-175, U-176, U-177, U-178, U-179 (+), U-181, U-183, U-201, U-202, U-211, U-214, U-216 (+), U-217, U-218, U-221, U-251, U-254, U-257, U-258, U-259, U-260, U-332, U-333, U-353 (+), U-356, U-373, U-375, U-380, U-382, U-404, U-406, U-407, U-410, U-411, U-432, U-437, U-442, U-453, U-454, U-455, U-459, U-460, U-461, U-463, U-504, U-506, U-507, U-511, U-512 (+), U-513, U-514, U-515, U-516, U-517, U-518, U-552, U-558, U-561, U-562, U-569, U-575, U-582 (+), U-584, U-590, U-595, U-596, U-597 (+), U-599 (+), U-602, U-607, U-610, U-615, U-617, U-618, U-619 (+), U-620, U-661 (+), U-662, U-706, U-753, U-755, U-757, UD-5.
109 boats at sea.
U-20, U-68, U-81, U-91, U-92, U-103, U-107, U-123, U-155, U-168, U-170, U-177, U-181, U-183, U-188, U-196, U-214, U-218, U-220 (+), U-223, U-228, U-231, U-238, U-260, U-264, U-270, U-275, U-277, U-279 (+), U-305, U-307, U-309, U-336 (+), U-373, U-377, U-378 (+), U-386, U-387, U-389 (+), U-402 (+), U-410, U-419 (+), U-422 (+), U-431 (+), U-437, U-448, U-455, U-460 (+), U-470 (+), U-488, U-505, U-518, U-530, U-532, U-533 (+), U-536 (+), U-539, U-565, U-575, U-584 (+), U-592, U-593, U-596, U-601, U-603, U-610 (+), U-631 (+), U-641, U-643 (+), U-645, U-666, U-667, U-703, U-711, U-713, U-731, U-758, U-762, U-848 (+), U-952, U-956, U-960.
82 boats at sea.
U-92, U-155, U-170, U-190, U-195, U-219, U-244, U-245, U-248, U-256, U-260, U-262, U-267, U-278, U-281, U-290, U-293, U-296, U-307, U-309, U-310, U-312, U-313, U-348, U-363, U-365, U-382, U-387, U-398, U-425, U-427, U-480, U-481, U-516, U-518, U-530, U-534, U-541, U-546, U-547, U-636, U-668, U-673, U-676, U-711, U-714, U-737, U-739, U-745, U-758, U-772, U-802, U-804, U-853, U-857, U-863 (+), U-953, U-956, U-957, U-958, U-963, U-965, U-968, U-979, U-985, U-992, U-995, U-997, U-1001, U-1004, U-1062 (+), U-1165, U-1199, U-1221, U-1223, U-1227.
76 boats at sea.
General Events on 28 September
U-22 sighted a British submarine at 21.30 hrs and fired three torpedoes, all of which missed.
At 22.05 hrs U-331 began her attempt to break through into the Mediterranean. She did so the next morning at 04.30 hrs. Two months later she sank the British battleship HMS Barham.
U-595 had a serious fire in the control room while at sea. She had to return to base, arriving the same day.
U-307 landed a meteorological team on Spitsbergen (now known as Svalbard). They set up weather station Haudegen, which did not formally surrender until 4 Sept, 1945.
U-668 had to leave wolfpack Zorn, which was waiting for convoy JW 60 in the Barents Sea, because the II WO had appendicitis.
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