|Ordered||25 Aug 1941|
|Laid down||9 Jun 1942||Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 314)|
|Launched||17 Apr 1943|
|Commissioned||10 Jun 1943||Kptlt. Georg-Wilhelm Basse|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 30 January 1944 in the Barents Sea south-east of Bear Island, in position 73.40N, 27.20E, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Inconstant. 49 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, April 2002).
Note. Fate map temporarily disabled due to huge Google Maps price increase (20 July 2018).
Previously recorded fate
U-314 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Eisenbart (24 Dec 1943 - 5 Jan 1944)
Isegrim (5 Jan 1944 - 13 Jan 1944)
Isegrim (25 Jan 1944 - 27 Jan 1944)
Werwolf (27 Jan 1944 - 30 Jan 1944)
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-314 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
The Olympic Rings - Crew 36