Events on this day
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 (5)||Launched (8)||Commissioned (3)|
|No U-boat orders on this date||1935: U-7 |
1940: U-333, U-352
|1942: U-186, U-212 |
1943: U-345, U-428, U-743, U-744, U-853, U-974
|1940: U-101 |
1943: U-849, U-967
|These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.|
Allied Ships hit on this date
|U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Country||Convoy|
|U-565||Jebsen||HMS Naiad (93)||5,450||br|
|U-701||Degen||HMS Stella Capella (FY 107)||507||br|
|U-432||Eckhardt||HMS Harvester (H 19)||1,340||br||HX-228|
|U-590||Müller-Edzards||Jamaica Producer (d)||5,464||br||HX-228|
|U-757||Deetz||William C. Gorgas||7,197||am||HX-228|
|* 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-593. 21.26 hrs, approx three miles ahead of convoy PQ-13: gunfire from HMS Lamerton forced the boat to dive, after which she was kept submerged until darkness by four attacks using 25 depth charges from HMS Lamerton and HNoMS Newport. The boat escaped with minor damage. (Ritschel/ADM199-1782)
U-221. After sinking 2 ships and damaging another from convoy HX 228, the escorts attacked U-221 with 6 depth charges, causing serious damage. The boat was forced to break off the action to make repairs at sea. (Blair, vol 2, page 255)
U-255. Two men were wounded in an attack by aircraft. After an attempt to meet U-608, which had a doctor on board, failed, the men's wounds were treated and the boat continued on patrol.
U-256. Aircraft attack, aircraft crashed:
Canadian Wellington HF311 (407 Sqdn RCAF/H, pilot P/O E.M. O’Donnell)
21.48 hrs, mid Atlantic: the boat observed an aircraft crashing into the sea close by. U-256 had not fired at the aircraft, which apparently crashed through pilot error during preparation for a low attack run. All six crewmen were lost.(Franks/Zimmerman)
U-741. While outbound from France the boat was twice attacked by allied aircraft. Date may be approximate. (Blair, vol 2, page 505)
U-741. When surfacing after an aircraft attack the boat was again attacked - this time by aircraft and surface escorts. The boat was hunted for 3 hours but managed to get away.
1940: U-31 +
1943: U-432 , U-444
1944: U-380 , U-410 UIT-22+ ,
169 men died when those 6 U-boats were lost on this date. 24 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, 11 March.
- For more information on Men lost from U-boats check out this page.
The following men were born on this day:
Heino Bohmann (1914), Hans-Helmuth Bugs (1917), Adolf-Wilhelm Freiherr von Hammerstein-Equord (1918), Hans-Heinrich Ketels (1918), Walter Otto (1917), Günter Stührmann (1922), Eckehard Wolf (1918).
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 11 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.
From Brest, France: U-564
From Kiel, Germany: U-191
From Lorient, France: U-129
From Pola: U-431, U-561
From Trondheim, Norway: U-354
U-boats entering base:
To Bordeaux, France: U-462 (21 days)
To Sunk U-432 (26 days)
To Toulon, France: U-458 (34 days)
From Bergen, Norway: U-1061
From Bordeaux, France: U-196
From Kiel, Germany: U-736, U-740
From La Pallice: U-228, U-302 (lost 27 days later)
From Lorient, France: U-155, U-190
U-boats entering base:
To Hammerfest, Norway: U-716 (2 days)
To Marviken U-766 (3 days), U-993 (3 days)
To Narvik, Norway: U-288 (15 days)
To Pola U-596 (29 days)
To Soerabaja UIT-25 (5 days)
From Frederikshavn: U-218
From Horten, Norway: U-858, U-1063 (lost 36 days later)
From Kiel, Germany: U-546 (lost 45 days later), U-881, U-1109
From Kristiansand: U-1001 (lost 29 days later)
U-boats entering base:
To Bergen, Norway: U-805 (9 days)
To Kristiansand U-1001 (2 days)
U-boats at sea on 11 March
Boats entering port on this day are not counted, but boats departing for patrol are. (+) indicates the boat was lost during this patrol.
U-67, U-68, U-69, U-71, U-83, U-87, U-94, U-96, U-105, U-123, U-124, U-126, U-128, U-129, U-134, U-135, U-154, U-155, U-156, U-158, U-160, U-161, U-162, U-202, U-213, U-332, U-371, U-373, U-377, U-378, U-403, U-404, U-405, U-432, U-436, U-454, U-456, U-502, U-503 (+), U-504, U-505, U-506, U-552, U-553, U-559, U-565, U-568, U-569, U-571, U-578, U-584, U-587 (+), U-588, U-589, U-592, U-593, U-653, U-701, U-752, U-753, U-754.
61 boats at sea.
U-43, U-66, U-67, U-68, U-77 (+), U-81, U-84, U-86, U-89, U-91, U-103, U-106, U-107, U-109, U-119, U-129, U-130 (+), U-134, U-155, U-159, U-160, U-163 (+), U-167 (+), U-168, U-172, U-180, U-182 (+), U-183, U-185, U-188, U-190, U-198, U-202, U-212, U-221, U-228, U-229, U-230, U-255, U-258 (+), U-305, U-306, U-332, U-333, U-336, U-338, U-354, U-359, U-373, U-376, U-377, U-380, U-384 (+), U-405, U-406, U-409, U-410, U-415, U-431, U-435, U-439, U-440, U-441, U-445, U-447, U-448, U-461, U-463, U-468, U-504, U-506, U-508, U-509, U-510, U-513, U-515, U-516, U-518, U-521, U-523, U-524 (+), U-526 (+), U-527, U-530, U-558, U-561, U-564, U-566, U-569, U-572, U-586, U-590, U-591, U-592, U-596, U-598, U-600, U-603, U-608, U-610, U-615, U-616, U-618, U-621, U-622, U-629, U-631, U-634, U-638, U-641, U-642, U-653, U-657, U-659, U-663, U-664, U-665 (+), U-666, U-703, U-709, U-757, U-758, U-759.
123 boats at sea.
U-20, U-24, U-66 (+), U-92, U-123, U-154, U-155, U-168, U-170, U-178, U-183, U-188, U-212, U-214, U-218, U-228, U-255, U-256, U-262, U-267, U-278, U-302 (+), U-307, U-311 (+), U-333, U-354, U-361, U-371, U-392 (+), U-407, U-413, U-415, U-421, U-437, U-441, U-448 (+), U-453, U-455 (+), U-466, U-488 (+), U-510, U-518, U-532, U-539, U-541, U-546, U-549, U-550 (+), U-552, U-575 (+), U-608, U-616, U-618, U-621, U-629, U-653 (+), U-667, U-672, U-674, U-741, U-764, U-801 (+), U-802, U-843, U-851 (+), U-852 (+), U-856 (+), U-952, U-959, U-962 (+), U-963, U-968, U-985, U-986 (+), U-990, U-1059 (+), U-1061, U-1062, UIT-24.
79 boats at sea.
U-190, U-242 (+), U-244, U-246 (+), U-249, U-260 (+), U-296 (+), U-299, U-310, U-315, U-399 (+), U-475, U-483, U-510, U-530, U-532, U-546 (+), U-548 (+), U-668, U-714 (+), U-722 (+), U-773, U-775, U-778, U-826, U-843, U-853 (+), U-857 (+), U-858, U-861, U-866 (+), U-878, U-879 (+), U-907, U-953, U-965 (+), U-978, U-1001 (+), U-1002, U-1003 (+), U-1004, U-1005, U-1019, U-1021 (+), U-1022, U-1024 (+), U-1058, U-1063 (+), U-1064, U-1104, U-1169 (+), U-1195 (+), U-1202, U-1203, U-1233, U-2321.
56 boats at sea.
General Events on 11 March
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the Lend-Lease system. Under this arrangement, the United States provided its wartime allies with war materials and other needed supplies. The agreement included the exchange of fifty old American destroyers for specific British-held Atlantic bases.
Convoy JW-65 sailed from the Clyde.
The former U-766 stricken as the French Q335. Broken up.
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