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Ordered6 Aug 1940
Laid down31 May 1941 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 625)
Launched6 Oct 1942
Commissioned12 Dec 1942Korvkpt. Walter Burghagen
12 Dec 1942 - 5 May 1945   Walter Burghagen
2 patrols
12 Dec 1942-30 Jun 1943  4. Flottille (training)
1 Jul 1943-30 Sep 1944  12. Flottille (active service)
1 Oct 1944-5 May 1945  33. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Taken over by Japan at Jakarta, Indonesia on 5 May 1945 in Batavia and became the Japanese submarine I 505 on 15 July 1945.

Post war information (see more post-war boats):
Surrendered at Jakarta in August 1945. Sunk by gunfire from the Royal Netherlands Navy destroyer HNMS Kortenaer (ex-HMS Scorpion) south of the Sunda Strait, between Java and Sumatra, on 3 February 1946.

Loss position

View the 2 war patrols

Attacks on this boat and other events

28 Sep 1944
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down: American Avenger (VC-6 USN, pilot Lt W.R. Gillespie)

The boat was attacked five times by three aircraft from the escort carrier USS Tripoli operating on ULTRA information west-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands and even escaped a Fido homing torpedo. At 19.40 hrs, an Avenger was shot down by AA fire, killing the crew of three men. This was the last escort carrier aircraft lost to U-boat action in the Atlantic.

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-219 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

12th Flotilla

Flyer with 4 Bunnies

Media links

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth

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