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5 September

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U-boat Shipyard report

Ordered (0) Laid down (3) Launched (4) Commissioned (2)
No U-boat orders on this date1941: U-387, U-631
1942: U-475
1942: U-733, U-847
1943: U-296
1944: U-1108
1942: U-195, U-270
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date


 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
1939 
 U-47PrienBosnia 2,407   br
 U-48SchultzeRoyal Sceptre 4,853   br
1941 
 U-141SchülerJarlinn 190   is
 U-501FörsterEinvik 2,000   nwSC-41
1942 
 U-506WürdemannMyrmidon 6,278   br
 U-513RüggebergLord Strathcona 7,335   ca
 U-513RüggebergSaganaga 5,454   br
1944 
 U-861OestenIoannis Fafalios 5,670   gr
 34,187
* 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


1944: U-362 +

51 men died when this U-boat was lost. There were no survivors.
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

1940

U-47
The boat lost a man overboard during while the deck gun was being fired. [MtrOGfr Heinrich Mantyk]

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


Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Gerhard Ady (1923), Karl Fleige (1905), Horst Kremser (1917), Karl-Heinz Laudahn (1915), Kurt Nölke (1914), Hans-Dieter Wex (1920).

The following men died on this day:
Ludwig Franz (1944).

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 5 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.


1939

Sailed:
From Kiel, Germany: U-32, U-57

U-boats entering base:
To Kiel, Germany: U-57 (3 days)
To Wilhelmshaven, Germany: U-21 (12 days), U-24 (4 days)


1940



U-boats entering base:
To Bergen, Norway: U-29 (4 days)


1941



U-boats entering base:
To Kiel, Germany: U-571 (9 days)


1942


Sailed:
From Kiel, Germany: U-615, U-661 (lost 41 days later)
From La Pallice: U-332
From La Spezia, Italy: U-562
From Pola: U-371

U-boats entering base:
To Brest, France: U-566 (31 days)
To La Spezia, Italy: U-73 (33 days)
To Skjomenfjord U-408 (3 days)


1943


Sailed:
From Narvik, Norway: U-636
From Skjomenfjord: U-269
From Trondheim, Norway: U-238

U-boats entering base:
To Brest, France: U-413 (2 days)
To Hammerfest, Norway: U-355 (21 days)
To La Pallice U-952 (11 days)
To Lorient, France: U-129 (41 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-618 (90 days)


1944


Sailed:
From Horten, Norway: U-483, U-978, U-1227
From Kiel, Germany: U-1228
From Kobe: UIT-24
From Narvik, Norway: U-921 (lost 28 days later)

U-boats entering base:
To Hammerfest, Norway: U-425 (8 days), U-711 (3 days), U-956 (8 days)
To Reval U-958 (2 days)


U-boats at sea on 5 September

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-3, U-4, U-5, U-6, U-7, U-9, U-12, U-13, U-14, U-15, U-16, U-17, U-18, U-19, U-20, U-22, U-26, U-27 (+), U-28, U-29, U-30, U-32, U-33, U-34, U-37, U-38, U-39 (+), U-40, U-41, U-45, U-46, U-47, U-48, U-52, U-53, U-56, U-57, U-58, U-59.
39 boats at sea.

1940

U-28, U-32, U-46, U-47, U-56, U-58, U-60, U-61, U-65, U-99, U-101, U-124.
12 boats at sea.

1941

U-38, U-43, U-66, U-69, U-71, U-73, U-77, U-81, U-82, U-83, U-84, U-85, U-94, U-95, U-96, U-98, U-105, U-106, U-108, U-111 (+), U-125, U-141, U-143, U-202, U-206, U-207 (+), U-373, U-432, U-433, U-451, U-501 (+), U-552, U-553, U-557, U-558, U-561, U-563, U-565, U-566, U-567, U-568, U-569, U-572, U-652, U-751, U-752.
46 boats at sea.

1942

U-66, U-68, U-69, U-86, U-87, U-88 (+), U-91, U-92, U-96, U-98, U-107, U-108, U-109, U-125, U-128, U-130, U-135, U-155, U-156, U-159, 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-211, U-214, U-216 (+), U-217, U-218, U-221, U-251, U-255, U-258, U-259, U-331, U-332, U-333, U-356, U-371, U-373, U-375, U-377, U-380, U-403, U-404, U-405, U-406, U-407, U-409, U-410, U-411, U-431, U-432, U-440, U-455, U-456, U-457, U-459, U-460, U-462, 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-559, U-562, U-564, U-569, U-584, U-590, U-594, U-596, U-598, U-599 (+), U-600, U-601, U-604, U-608, U-609, U-615, U-617, U-618, U-658, U-659, U-660, U-661 (+), U-703, U-755, UD-5.
108 boats at sea.

1943

U-9, U-18, U-23, U-86, U-107, U-123, U-161 (+), U-168, U-170, U-172, U-177, U-181, U-183, U-188, U-196, U-198, U-214, U-229 (+), U-230, U-238, U-255, U-257, U-260, U-274, U-275, U-277, U-279 (+), U-302, U-305, U-307, U-338 (+), U-341 (+), U-354, U-360, U-380, U-382, U-386, U-402 (+), U-406, U-407, U-415, U-445, U-460 (+), U-508, U-515, U-518, U-532, U-533 (+), U-536 (+), U-584 (+), U-596, U-600, U-617 (+), U-621, U-629, U-641, U-645, U-653, U-666, U-669 (+), U-703, U-711, U-731, U-737, U-758, U-760, U-956, U-963.
68 boats at sea.

1944

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-248, U-256, U-260, U-262, U-275, U-278, U-281, U-285, U-296, U-309, U-348, U-370, U-398, U-437, U-479, 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-636, U-650, U-676, U-679, U-680, U-703, U-714, U-717, U-739, U-743, 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-871 (+), U-921 (+), U-925 (+), U-953, U-963, U-968, U-979, U-985, U-989, U-992, U-993, U-995, U-1001, U-1004, U-1062 (+), U-1221, U-1223.
81 boats at sea.


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