Events on this day

28 August

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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 (3) Launched (6) Commissioned (3)
No U-boat orders on this date1944: U-2522, U-3014, U-35161936: U-23
1941: U-209, U-704
1943: U-1166, U-1167
1944: U-3506
1941: U-352, U-585, U-754
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date

 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
 U-101FrauenheimElle 3,868   fiSC-1
 U-28KuhnkeKyno 3,946   brHX-66
 U-558KrechOtaio 10,298   brOS-4
 U-165HoffmannArlyn (d)3,304   amSG-6
 U-165HoffmannUSS Laramie (AO 16) (d)7,252   amSG-6
 U-517HärtwigArlyn 3,304   amSG-6
 U-566RemusCity of Cardiff 5,661   brSL-119
 U-566RemusZuiderkerk 8,424   nlSL-119
 U-107SimmermacherAlbert Gallatin (d)7,176   am
 U-302SickelDikson 2,920   sj
 U-859JebsenJohn Barry 7,176   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. 03.03 hrs, North Atlantic, west of Ireland: the boat was forced to dive by a destroyer while operating against convoy OS 4. Several escorts then dropped a total of 30 depth charges on the boat during a series of attacks that lasted three hours. The attacks were accurate, but the only serious damage was a disabled periscope. (Ritschel)


U-802. SW of St Pierre et Miquelon: Allied aircraft forced the boat to dive. No damage. (Blair, vol 2, page 622)

U-boats lost

1942: U-94
1943: U-639 +

66 men died when those 2 U-boats were lost on this date. 26 men survived.

Survivors from U-boats almost always landed in allied captivity.
U-boats marked with + were lost with all hands.

- 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 August.

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

Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Willy Kronenbitter (1908), Otto Peschel (1915), Hilmar-Karl Schreyer (1914), Heinrich Schuch (1906).

The following men died on this day:
Erwin Heinrich (1990), Walter Wichmann (1943).

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 August

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 Brest, France: U-65

U-boats entering base:
To Lorient, France: U-48 (22 days)


From Helsingör: U-137
From Kirkenes: U-571
From Lorient, France: U-66
From Stormelö: U-139, U-142
From Trondheim, Norway: U-85

U-boats entering base:
To Oxhöft U-145 (20 days)


From Bogenbucht: U-591
From Kristiansand: U-218

U-boats entering base:
To Marviken UD-5 (2 days)


From Toulon, France: U-617 (lost 16 days later)

U-boats entering base:
To Haugesund U-643 (3 days)
To Narvik, Norway: U-601 (30 days)


From Bergen, Norway: U-315, U-1223
From Tromsö, Norway: U-956

U-boats entering base:
To Bogenbucht U-711 (2 days)
To Narvik, Norway: U-365 (2 days)
To Tromsö, Norway: U-956 (2 days)
To Trondheim, Norway: U-871 (5 days)

U-boats at sea on 28 August

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


U-5, U-6, U-7, U-9, U-12, U-13, U-15, U-16, U-19, U-20, U-21, U-22, U-23, U-24, U-27 (+), U-28, U-29, U-30, U-31, U-32, U-33, U-34, U-35, U-37, U-38, U-39 (+), U-40, U-41, U-45, U-46, U-47, U-48, U-52, U-56, U-57, U-58.
36 boats at sea.


U-28, U-30, U-32, U-37, U-38, U-46, U-47, U-56, U-57 (+), U-59, U-60, U-65, U-100, U-101, U-124, UA.
16 boats at sea.


U-38, U-43, U-66, U-71, U-73, U-77, U-81, U-82, U-83, U-84, U-85, U-95, U-96, U-101, U-105, U-106, U-108, U-111 (+), U-125, U-129, U-139, U-141, U-142, U-143, U-202, U-206, U-207 (+), U-432, U-433, U-451, U-501 (+), U-553, U-557, U-558, U-561, U-562, U-563, U-567, U-568, U-569, U-570, U-652, U-751, U-752.
44 boats at sea.


U-66, U-68, U-69, U-73, U-86, U-88 (+), U-91, U-92, U-96, U-98, U-107, U-108, U-109, U-125, U-130, U-134, U-135, U-155, U-156, U-159, U-162 (+), U-163, U-164, U-165 (+), U-171 (+), U-172, U-173, U-174, U-175, U-176, U-179 (+), U-203, U-205, U-209, U-211, U-214, U-217, U-218, U-251, U-255, U-256, U-331, U-373, U-375, U-380, U-403, U-404, U-405, U-406, U-407, U-409, U-410, U-411, U-432, U-435, U-438, U-455, U-456, U-457, U-459, U-460, U-462, U-463, U-504, U-506, U-507, U-508, U-509, U-510, U-511, U-512 (+), U-513, U-514, U-515, U-516, U-517, U-553, U-558, U-564, U-566, U-569, U-572, U-584, U-589, U-590, U-594, U-596, U-598, U-599 (+), U-600, U-601, U-604, U-605, U-608, U-609, U-653, U-658, U-659, U-660, U-703, U-705 (+), U-752, U-755, U-756 (+).
104 boats at sea.


U-9, U-18, U-23, U-66, U-73, U-86, U-107, U-123, U-129, U-161 (+), U-168, U-172, U-177, U-181, U-183, U-188, U-196, U-198, U-214, U-230, U-255, U-257, U-260, U-262, U-269, U-302, U-305, U-333, U-338 (+), U-340, U-354, U-355, U-358, U-360, U-371, U-377, U-380, U-382, U-406, U-407, U-410, U-415, U-431, U-445, U-508, U-510, U-518, U-532, U-533 (+), U-566, U-571, U-596, U-600, U-617 (+), U-618, U-621, U-629, U-634 (+), U-636, U-645, U-653, U-703, U-711, U-732, U-737, U-757, U-760, U-956, U-960.
69 boats at sea.


U-19, U-20, U-23, U-92, U-170, U-190, U-195, U-218, U-219, U-228, U-244, U-245, U-247 (+), U-248, U-262, U-275, U-278, U-285, U-296, U-315, U-348, U-362 (+), U-363, U-370, U-394 (+), U-398, U-407, U-437, U-475, U-480, U-482, U-484 (+), U-516, U-518, U-530, U-534, U-539, U-541, U-546, U-547, U-548, U-565, U-596, U-636, U-650, U-679, U-680, U-703, U-714, U-717, U-739, U-758, U-763, U-764, U-772, U-802, U-804, U-853, U-855 (+), U-857, U-858, U-859 (+), U-861, U-862, U-863 (+), U-957, U-979, U-989, U-993, U-997, U-1062 (+), U-1221, U-1223.
73 boats at sea.

General Events on 28 August


U-209 shelled a radio station at Khodovarikha, Novaya Zemlya.


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