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Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down9 Jun 1942 Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 314)
Launched17 Apr 1943
Commissioned10 Jun 1943Kptlt. Georg-Wilhelm Basse
10 Jun 1943 - 30 Jan 1944  Kptlt. Georg-Wilhelm Basse
2 patrols
10 Jun 1943-31 Dec 1943  8. Flottille (training)
1 Jan 1944-30 Jan 1944  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo 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).

Loss position

View the 2 war patrols

Previously recorded fate

  • Sunk on 30 January 1944 in the Barents Sea south-east of Bear Island, in position 73.41N, 24.30E, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Whitehall and HMS Meteor.
    Notes. This attack was actually directed against U-965 inflicting no damage.

Wolfpack operations

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.

U-boat Emblems

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

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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