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Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down15 Jul 1941 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 654)
Launched7 May 1942
Commissioned20 Jun 1942Oblt. Hans-Carl Kosbadt
20 Jun 1942 - 13 Jan 1943  Oblt. Hans-Karl Kosbadt
2 patrols
20 Jun 1942-31 Oct 1942  5. Flottille (training)
1 Nov 1942-13 Jan 1943  7. Flottille (active service)
Successes2 ships sunk, total tonnage 9,535 GRT

Sunk on 13 January 1943 in the Mediterranean Sea west of Algiers, in position 36.28N, 00.49E, by depth charges and ramming from the Canadian corvette HMCS Ville de Quebec. 45 dead and 1 survivor.

Loss position

See the 2 ships hit by U-224 - View the 2 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-224 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Puma (26 Oct 1942 - 29 Oct 1942)
   Natter (30 Oct 1942 - 8 Nov 1942)
   Kreuzotter (8 Nov 1942 - 18 Nov 1942)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-224 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Media links

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

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

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay

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