|Ordered||23 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||18 Dec 1939||Howaldtswerke AG, Kiel (werk 5)|
|Launched||10 May 1941|
|Commissioned||21 Jun 1941||Oblt. Unno von Fischel|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 3,349 GRT|
2 auxiliary warships sunk, total tonnage 992 GRT
U-374 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Mordbrenner (16 Oct 1941 - 2 Nov 1941)
Attacks on this boat and other events
2 Nov 1941
After shadowing convoy SC-42 for a day, U-374 was discovered by the Canadian escort corvette HMCS Buctouche (K 179), which dropped six depth charges, causing only minor damage. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 376)
10 Jan 1942
The British destroyer HMS Legion (Cdr. R.F. Jessel, DSC, RN) and the Dutch destroyer HrMs Isaac Sweers (Cdr. W. Harmsen) depth-charged U-374. She escaped, but was left damaged and unable to submerge.
U-374 was sunk two days later by the British submarine HMS Unbeaten (Lt.Cdr. E.A. Woodward, DSO, RN).
2 recorded attacks 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-374 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.