|Ordered||15 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||29 Mar 1941||Howaldtswerke AG, Kiel (werk 15)|
|Launched||28 May 1942|
|Commissioned||18 Jul 1942||Oblt. Hans-Achim von Rosenberg-Gruszcynski|
|Successes||2 ships sunk, total tonnage 13,407 GRT|
Sunk at 1745hrs on 19 March 1943 in the North Atlantic west of Ireland, in position 54.18N, 26.15W, by depth charges from a British Fortress aircraft (206 Sqn RAF/B). 47 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB, June 1975).
Previously recorded fate
- Sunk by Sunderland aircraft (RAF 201/T) on 20 March, 1943 in position 54.18N, 26.15W. (Postwar assessment, June 1975)
Notes. This attack was in fact against U-631 but causing no damage to that boat.
Wolfpack operationsSchnorchel and see list of fitted boats.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-384 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.