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Ordered16 Oct 1939
Laid down27 May 1940 Howaldtswerke AG, Kiel (werk 10)
Launched15 Oct 1941
Commissioned29 Nov 1941Kptlt. Paul-Hugo Kettner
29 Nov 1941 - 8 Aug 1942  KrvKpt. Paul-Hugo Kettner
1 patrol
29 Nov 1941-30 Jun 1942  8. Flottille (training)
1 Jul 1942-8 Aug 1942  1. Flottille (active service)
Successes2 ships sunk, total tonnage 8,904 GRT

Sunk on 8 August 1942 in the North Atlantic south-east of Cape Farewell, in position 57.11N, 30.57W, by depth charges and ramming from the British corvette HMS Dianthus. 40 dead and 5 survivors.

Loss position

See the 2 ships hit by U-379 - View the 1 war patrol

Wolfpack operations

U-379 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Wolf (13 Jul 1942 - 1 Aug 1942)
   Steinbrinck (3 Aug 1942 - 8 Aug 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-379 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

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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