Events on this day

30 March

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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 (8) Launched (4) Commissioned (1)
No U-boat orders on this date1940: U-146, U-353, U-563, U-564, U-565, U-566
1943: U-1054, U-1055
1942: U-465, U-466
1943: U-429
1944: U-1056
1940: U-122
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date


 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
1941 
 U-124SchulzUmona 3,767   br
 U-69MetzlerCoultarn 3,759   brOB-302
1942 
 U-376MarksInduna 5,086   brPQ-13
 U-435StrelowEffingham 6,421   amPQ-13
 U-456TeichertEffingham (d)6,421   amPQ-13
 U-68MertenMuncaster Castle 5,853   brST-18
1943 
 U-404BülowEmpire Bowman 7,031   brSL-126
 U-596JahnFort a la Corne 7,133   brET-16
 U-596JahnHallanger 9,551   nwET-16
1944 
 U-223GerlachHMS Laforey (G 99) 1,935   br
 56,957
* 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

1942

U-67. A British submarine fired torpedoes at U-67, which missed by 150m.

U-435. At 18.17 hrs the boat was sighted by the Soviet Gremyashchiy, which was escorting nine ships of convoy PQ 13 near Kildin Island, off Murmansk. The destroyer dropped eight small and nine large depth charges after U-43 dived, causing no damage. (Ritschel/Rohwer)

U-456. 18.13 hrs: the boat was surprised by a Soviet aircraft in bad visibility off Kildin Island. U-456 evaded five bombs and escaped undamaged by crash diving. (Ritschel)

1944

U-466. In the Mediterranean off Toulon, southern France, the British submarine HMS Uproar fired four torpedoes at U-466, all of which missed.


U-boats lost


1942: U-585 +
1943: U-416
1944: U-223
1945: U-96 , U-348 , U-350 , U-429 , U-430 , U-870 , U-965 +, U-1167 , U-2340

159 men died when those 12 U-boats were lost on this date. 32 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, 30 March.

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


Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Arend Baumann (1903), Georg-Werner Fraatz (1917), Paul Weber (1913).

The following men died on this day:
Siegfried Atzinger (1954), Hans Eckermann (1985), Peter Gerlach (1944), Ernst-Bernward Lohse (1942), Günter Unverzagt (1945), Jürgen Vockel (1945).

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 30 March

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.


1940

Sailed:
From Wilhelmshaven, Germany: U-37

U-boats entering base:
To Wilhelmshaven, Germany: U-30 (20 days), U-34 (20 days)


1942


Sailed:
From Helgoland, Germany: U-252 (lost 16 days later)
From La Pallice: U-333
From Lorient, France: U-108

U-boats entering base:
To Brest, France: U-653 (59 days)
To La Spezia, Italy: U-568 (29 days)
To Lorient, France: U-67 (71 days)
To Salamis, Greece: U-97 (17 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-455 (10 days), U-594 (17 days)


1943


Sailed:
From Trondheim, Norway: U-629

U-boats entering base:
To Bordeaux, France: U-406 (37 days), U-758 (45 days)
To Konstanza, Rumania: U-19 (14 days)
To Lorient, France: U-190 (39 days)


1944


Sailed:
From Hammerfest, Norway: U-716
From Kiel, Germany: U-992
From Konstanza, Rumania: U-23
From La Pallice: U-953
From Lorient, France: U-515 (lost 11 days later)
From Narvik, Norway: U-739

U-boats entering base:
To Stavanger, Norway: U-347 (4 days)
To Toulon, France: U-466 (27 days)


1945


Sailed:
From Kiel, Germany: U-2326
From Kristiansand: U-873
From Marviken: U-2324
From Warnemünde: U-999

U-boats entering base:
To Bergen, Norway: U-324 (9 days), U-881 (12 days)
To Harstad U-310 (46 days)
To Horten, Norway: U-889 (5 days), U-1206 (3 days)
To Kilbotn U-968 (19 days)
To Trondheim, Norway: U-775 (52 days), U-1203 (75 days)


U-boats at sea on 30 March

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

1940

U-37, U-38, U-43, U-46, U-51, U-52.
6 boats at sea.

1941

U-46, U-48, U-69, U-73, U-74, U-76 (+), U-94, U-97, U-98, U-101, U-105, U-106, U-107, U-124.
14 boats at sea.

1942

U-66, U-68, U-71, U-77, U-84, U-85 (+), U-86, U-94, U-105, U-108, U-109, U-123, U-124, U-129, U-130, U-135, U-136, U-154, U-158, U-160, U-161, U-201, U-202, U-203, U-205, U-209, U-252 (+), U-332, U-333, U-334, U-373, U-376, U-378, U-402, U-404, U-431, U-435, U-453, U-454, U-456, U-459, U-504, U-505, U-552, U-553, U-569, U-571, U-572, U-575, U-576, U-582, U-589, U-652, U-654, U-657, U-701, U-702 (+), U-752, U-754, UA.
60 boats at sea.

1943

U-24, U-43, U-67, U-68, U-71, U-81, U-84, U-86, U-105 (+), U-106, U-109, U-119, U-123, U-124 (+), U-126 (+), U-129, U-134, U-154, U-155, U-159, U-160, U-161, U-167 (+), U-168, U-172, U-174 (+), U-178, U-180, U-181, U-182 (+), U-183, U-185, U-188, U-191, U-195, U-196, U-198, U-212, U-229, U-230, U-251, U-255, U-257, U-258 (+), U-260, U-262, U-267, U-269, U-270, U-302, U-305, U-306, U-333, U-336, U-354, U-355, U-373, U-375, U-378, U-380, U-404, U-409, U-413, U-415, U-440, U-441, U-455, U-463, U-467, U-487, U-506, U-509, U-510, U-513, U-515, U-516, U-518, U-523, U-526 (+), U-527, U-530, U-532, U-563, U-564, U-571, U-572, U-584, U-586, U-590, U-591, U-592, U-593, U-594, U-596, U-598, U-610, U-613, U-615, U-617, U-618, U-625, U-629, U-630 (+), U-631, U-632 (+), U-635 (+), U-638, U-639, U-641, U-642, U-644 (+), U-646, U-653, U-662, U-663, U-666, U-703, U-704, U-706, U-711, U-755.
121 boats at sea.

1944

U-9, U-18, U-23, U-24, U-66 (+), U-68 (+), U-92, U-123, U-129, U-154, U-155, U-170, U-178, U-181, U-188, U-190, U-196, U-214, U-218, U-255, U-262, U-267, U-276, U-277, U-278, U-288 (+), U-302 (+), U-311 (+), U-312, U-313, U-315, U-333, U-354, U-355 (+), U-360 (+), U-365, U-415, U-421, U-437, U-448 (+), U-455 (+), U-471, U-473, U-488 (+), U-505, U-510, U-515 (+), U-518, U-532, U-537, U-541, U-543 (+), U-546, U-548, U-550 (+), U-552, U-608, U-618, U-621, U-667, U-672, U-673, U-674, U-711, U-716, U-739, U-740, U-741, U-766, U-802, U-821, U-843, U-852 (+), U-856 (+), U-953, U-956, U-962 (+), U-968, U-969, U-970, U-986 (+), U-993, U-1060, U-1062, UIT-24.
85 boats at sea.

1945

U-190, U-218, U-242 (+), U-246 (+), U-285 (+), U-299, U-307, U-312, U-315, U-321 (+), U-325 (+), U-326 (+), U-363, U-396 (+), U-485, U-510, U-518 (+), U-530, U-532, U-546 (+), U-548 (+), U-668, U-711, U-716, U-773, U-774 (+), U-776, U-805, U-826, U-843, U-853 (+), U-857 (+), U-858, U-861, U-868, U-873, U-879 (+), U-880 (+), U-953, U-978, U-979, U-992, U-1001 (+), U-1002, U-1009, U-1019, U-1022, U-1023, U-1024 (+), U-1063 (+), U-1064, U-1107 (+), U-1109, U-1195 (+), U-1202, U-1235 (+), U-2321.
57 boats at sea.


General Events on 30 March

1942

An accident on U-654 resulted in a broken arm for one of the crew.


1943

In the Baltic Sea near Bornholm, U-416 hit a mine, possibly laid by the Soviet submarine L-3.


1945

U-1107 sailed from Horten on her first and last patrol.

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