Events on this day

27 June

Choose new date to check

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 (0) Launched (0) Commissioned (3)
No U-boat orders on this dateNo boats laid down on this dateNo boats launched on this date1940: U-138
1944: U-927, U-2501
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date

 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
 U-47PrienLenda 4,005   nw
 U-47PrienLeticia 2,580   nl
 U-123HardegenOberon 1,996   nlSL-78
 U-123HardegenP.L.M. 22 5,646   brSL-78
 U-149HöltringM-99 206   sj
 U-564SuhrenKongsgaard (d)9,467   nwHX-133
 U-564SuhrenMaasdam 8,812   nlHX-133
 U-564SuhrenMalaya II 8,651   brHX-133
 U-69MetzlerEmpire Ability 7,603   brSL-78
 U-69MetzlerRiver Lugar 5,423   brSL-78
 U-79KaufmannTibia (d)10,356   nlHX-133
 U-126BauerLeiv Eiriksson 9,952   nw
 U-128HeysePolybius 7,041   am
 U-129WittLas Choapas 2,005   me
 U-129WittTuxpam 7,008   me
 U-153ReichmannPotlatch 6,085   am
 U-404BülowMoldanger 6,827   nw
 U-701DegenBritish Freedom (d)6,985   brKS-514
 U-511SchneewindSebastian Cermeno 7,194   am
 U-73DeckertAbbeydale (d)8,299   brXTG-2
 U-81KriegMichalios 3,742   gr
 unknownHMS Pink (K 137) total loss925   br
 U-19OhlenburgBarzha (No 75) 1,000   sj
* 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-69. After sinking two ships from convoy SL 78 U-69 was briefly fired on by escorts in the confusion following the attack. She escaped unharmed. (Blair, vol 1, page 302)

U-123. Having torpedoed two ships from convoy SL 78, the boat was depth charged for 11 hours, but escaped by going very deep - down to 654 feet (199m), below the range of British depth charges. (Blair, vol 1, page 302)


U-518. 12.35 hrs, outbound, west of Finisterre: British Sunderland W6005 (RAF Sqdn 201/P, pilot F/O Brian E.H. Layne, RNZAF) strafed U-518 and dropped four depth charges. U-518 was damaged so badly she was forced to return to base, surviving another air attack on the way three days later. (Franks/Zimmerman)

U-81. U-81 had to retreat when shelled by coastal artillery after sinking Michalios three miles west of Latakia, Syria.

U-73. The boat was forced to return to base due to heavy damage from depth charging by escorts in the Mediterranean.

U-boats lost

1941: U-556

5 men died when this U-boat was lost. 41 men survived.

Survivors from U-boats almost always landed in allied captivity.

- 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, 27 June.

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

Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Hans-Helmut Anschütz (1923), Eberhard Ebert (1907), Hartwig Looks (1917), Karl Mühlenpfordt (1909).

The following men died on this day:
Bernhard Luttmann (2003), Viktor Graf von Reventlow-Criminil (1992).

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 27 June

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 Wilhelmshaven, Germany: U-99


U-boats entering base:
To Brest, France: U-204 (35 days)


From Brest, France: U-201
From Kiel, Germany: U-597
From Lorient, France: U-116


From Feodosia, Ukraine: U-24
From Konstanza, Rumania: U-23
From Marviken: U-387
From Toulon, France: U-375

U-boats entering base:
To Bergen, Norway: U-277 (6 days)
To Toulon, France: U-431 (23 days)


From Bergen, Norway: U-242
From Brest, France: U-390 (lost 9 days later)
From La Spezia, Italy: U-230
From Narvik, Norway: U-361 (lost 21 days later), U-636
From Reval: U-1193

U-boats entering base:
To Bergen, Norway: U-1192 (6 days)
To Kiel, Germany: U-855 (3 days)
To Kristiansand U-999 (20 days)
To Marviken U-1007 (18 days)

U-boats at sea on 27 June

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


U-25, U-26 (+), U-28, U-29, U-30, U-32, U-34, U-38, U-43, U-46, U-47, U-48, U-51, U-52, U-61, U-62, U-65, U-99, U-102 (+), UA.
20 boats at sea.


U-38, U-43, U-66, U-69, U-71, U-75, U-77, U-79, U-96, U-98, U-101, U-103, U-107, U-108, U-111, U-123, U-137, U-140, U-142, U-143, U-144, U-145, U-146, U-149, U-201, U-202, U-203, U-371, U-552, U-553, U-557, U-558, U-559, U-561, U-562, U-564, U-651 (+), U-751, UA.
39 boats at sea.


U-66, U-67, U-68, U-77, U-84, U-87, U-88, U-89, U-96, U-97, U-106, U-107, U-116, U-126, U-128, U-129, U-132, U-134, U-135, U-153 (+), U-154, U-156, U-158 (+), U-159, U-160, U-161, U-166 (+), U-171 (+), U-172, U-173, U-201, U-202, U-203, U-215 (+), U-251, U-255, U-332, U-334, U-355, U-372, U-373, U-376, U-379 (+), U-402, U-404, U-406, U-408, U-432, U-437, U-453, U-456, U-458, U-459, U-460, U-461, U-502 (+), U-504, U-505, U-508, U-509, U-562, U-566, U-569, U-571, U-575, U-576 (+), U-578, U-582, U-584, U-597, U-653, U-657, U-701 (+), U-754 (+).
74 boats at sea.


U-18, U-19, U-20, U-23, U-24, U-66, U-67 (+), U-73, U-81, U-84 (+), U-126 (+), U-134 (+), U-135 (+), U-154, U-159 (+), U-170, U-172, U-177, U-178, U-180, U-181, U-185 (+), U-190, U-193, U-195, U-196, U-197 (+), U-198, U-199 (+), U-211, U-212, U-221, U-228, U-232 (+), U-257, U-270, U-271, U-302, U-306, U-333, U-336, U-341, U-358, U-375, U-380, U-382, U-406, U-415, U-420, U-435 (+), U-453, U-455, U-458, U-487 (+), U-488, U-508, U-510, U-511, U-513 (+), U-518, U-527 (+), U-530, U-535 (+), U-536, U-558 (+), U-565, U-571, U-572 (+), U-586, U-590 (+), U-591 (+), U-592, U-593, U-598 (+), U-600, U-603, U-604 (+), U-608, U-615 (+), U-617, U-618, U-622, U-625, U-634 (+), U-641, U-642, U-650, U-653, U-662 (+), U-666, U-667, U-669, U-732, U-759 (+), U-951 (+), U-953.
96 boats at sea.


U-19, U-20, U-107, U-129, U-154 (+), U-181, U-183, U-196, U-198 (+), U-214, U-218, U-230, U-233 (+), U-243 (+), U-247, U-307, U-313, U-315, U-344, U-361 (+), U-363, U-365, U-390 (+), U-394, U-396, U-441 (+), U-478 (+), U-480, U-516, U-530, U-534, U-537, U-539, U-543 (+), U-546, U-547, U-636, U-671, U-673, U-677, U-678 (+), U-711, U-716, U-737, U-741, U-745, U-763, U-771, U-802, U-804, U-853, U-857, U-858, U-859 (+), U-861, U-862, U-953, U-956, U-965, U-982, U-984, U-992, U-994, U-1001, U-1062, U-1165, U-1191 (+), U-1222 (+).
68 boats at sea.


U-530, U-977.
2 boats at sea.

General Events on 27 June


After sinking the Dutch merchantman Leticia, U-47 rescued three survivors and put them in a lifeboat with the rest of the shipwrecked crew.


Convoy PQ 17 sailed from Iceland.

After sinking the American merchantman Potlatch, U-153 gave the survivors cigarettes after questioning them.


U-18 encountered a Soviet submarine in the Black Sea, but neither boat attacked.


Add more events! - If you know of an interesting event that happened on this day that's missing, or an upcoming event that you'd like to share, please contact us. We already have 778 entries that will appear in due course, so your suggestion may not appear immediately, but we are continuously updating the database.

Choose new date to check