Events on this day

3 December

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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 (2) Launched (5) Commissioned (4)
No U-boat orders on this date1941: U-389, U-4201942: U-959, U-960
1943: U-1172
1944: U-3521, U-3522
1935: U-17
1940: U-76
1942: U-761, U-951
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date


 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
1939 
 U-31HabekostOve Toft 2,135   da
 U-56ZahnRudolf 2,119   sw
1940 
 U-140HinschVictoria City 4,739   brHX-90
 U-99KretschmerConch 8,376   brHX-90
1941 
 U-124MohrSagadahoc 6,275   am
1942 
 U-183SchäferEmpire Dabchick 6,089   brONS-146
 U-508StaatsSolon II 4,561   br
 U-552PoppWallsend 3,157   brON-146
1943 
 U-193PauckstadtTouchet 10,172   am
1944 
 U-1163BalduhnRevoljucija 433   sjKB-35
 U-1230HilbigCornwallis 5,458   ca
 53,514
* 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

No attacks found on this date.


U-boats lost

No U-boats were lost on this date, 3 December.

- 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, 3 December.

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


Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Werner Lott (1907), Hans-Peter Mackeprang (1911), Bruno Mahn (1887), Hellmut Rathke (1910), Peter Schrewe (1913), Hermann Schröder (1912), Karl-Ernst Schroeter (1912), Eberhard von Wenden (1917).

The following men died on this day:
Rupprecht Stock (2002).

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 3 December

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.


1939



U-boats entering base:
To Wilhelmshaven, Germany: U-61 (6 days)


1940



U-boats entering base:
To Wilhelmshaven, Germany: U-29 (39 days)


1941


Sailed:
From Brest, France: U-208 (lost 5 days later)
From Kiel, Germany: U-566

U-boats entering base:
To Lorient, France: U-563 (5 days)
To Salamis, Greece: U-331 (22 days)


1942


Sailed:
From Brest, France: U-301
From St. Nazaire, France: U-410

U-boats entering base:
To La Pallice U-752 (43 days)


1943



U-boats entering base:
To Lorient, France: U-963 (60 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-586 (46 days)


1944


Sailed:
From Horten, Norway: U-716, U-869
From Trondheim, Norway: U-248 (lost 45 days later)

U-boats entering base:
To Batavia U-510 (8 days)
To Bergen, Norway: U-650 (8 days), U-1009 (6 days)


U-boats at sea on 3 December

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

1939

U-21, U-26, U-28, U-29, U-31, U-36 (+), U-38, U-41, U-43, U-47, U-48, U-56, U-58, U-59.
14 boats at sea.

1940

U-37, U-43, U-47, U-52, U-65, U-94, U-95, U-99, U-100, U-101, U-103, U-140.
12 boats at sea.

1941

U-43, U-67, U-68, U-69, U-79, U-81, U-96, U-105, U-124, U-126, U-127 (+), U-129, U-130, U-131 (+), U-134, U-201, U-205, U-208 (+), U-332, U-372, U-375, U-402, U-431, U-434 (+), U-451, U-453, U-557, U-558, U-559, U-562, U-565, U-574 (+), U-575, U-584, U-652, U-752, UA.
37 boats at sea.

1942

U-24, U-43, U-67, U-68, U-73, U-77, U-81, U-83, U-84, U-86, U-91, U-92, U-103, U-105, U-106, U-109, U-118, U-124, U-126, U-128, U-129, U-130, U-134, U-135, U-154, U-155, U-159, U-160, U-161, U-163, U-164 (+), U-172, U-174, U-175, U-176, U-177, U-178, U-181, U-183, U-185, U-209, U-211, U-212, U-214, U-217, U-221, U-224, U-254 (+), U-258, U-262, U-264, U-301, U-332, U-336, U-371, U-373, U-375, U-376, U-378, U-380, U-383, U-405, U-410, U-432, U-435, U-439, U-443, U-445, U-453, U-454, U-455, U-460, U-461, U-462, U-465, U-504, U-505, U-507 (+), U-508, U-510, U-513, U-515, U-518, U-519, U-521, U-524, U-552, U-553, U-561, U-562, U-564, U-565, U-569, U-591, U-592, U-593, U-600, U-601, U-602, U-603, U-604, U-606, U-608, U-609, U-610, U-611 (+), U-615, U-618, U-623, U-624, U-628, U-653, U-657, U-663, U-753, U-758, UD-3.
117 boats at sea.

1943

U-9, U-20, U-68, U-92, U-103, U-107, U-129, U-154, U-155, U-170, U-172 (+), U-178, U-190, U-193, U-218, U-219, U-223, U-228, U-230, U-238, U-262, U-269, U-275, U-277, U-284 (+), U-307, U-311, U-354, U-358, U-364 (+), U-387, U-390, U-391 (+), U-392, U-407, U-415, U-421, U-424, U-445, U-471, U-488, U-510, U-515, U-516, U-530, U-537, U-541, U-543, U-544 (+), U-593 (+), U-596, U-616, U-618, U-625, U-629, U-636, U-645 (+), U-653, U-667, U-672, U-713, U-734, U-741, U-744, U-761, U-764, U-801, U-843, U-850 (+), U-962, U-969, U-972 (+), U-976, U-981.
74 boats at sea.

1944

U-170, U-181, U-195, U-219, U-248 (+), U-275, U-286, U-293, U-295, U-296, U-297 (+), U-299, U-310, U-313, U-315, U-318, U-322 (+), U-325, U-363, U-365 (+), U-387 (+), U-396, U-400 (+), U-475, U-481, U-485, U-486, U-637, U-668, U-679 (+), U-680, U-772 (+), U-775, U-806, U-862, U-870, U-877 (+), U-958, U-965, U-978, U-979, U-991, U-992, U-995, U-997, U-1003, U-1020 (+), U-1053, U-1163, U-1202, U-1209 (+), U-1223, U-1227, U-1228, U-1230, U-1231, U-1232.
57 boats at sea.


General Events on 3 December

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