|Ordered||15 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||16 May 1941||Howaldtswerke AG, Kiel (werk 17)|
|Launched||19 Aug 1942|
|Commissioned||10 Oct 1942||Oblt. Hans-Albrecht Kandler|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 1,997 GRT|
Sunk on 19 February 1944 in the North Atlantic south-west of Ireland, in position 48.51N, 22.44W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Spey. 33 dead and 16 survivors.
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U-386 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Star (27 Apr 1943 - 30 Apr 1943)
Leuthen (15 Sep 1943 - 21 Sep 1943)
Stürmer (26 Jan 1944 - 3 Feb 1944)
Igel 1 (3 Feb 1944 - 17 Feb 1944)
Hai 1 (17 Feb 1944 - 19 Feb 1944)
Attacks on this boat and other events
28 Apr 1943
In attacking convoy ON(S) 5 the boat suffered severe damage from the escorts. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 293)
6 Sep 1943
Surprise attack from an unidentified aircraft in the Atlantic off Finisterre when the Wanze radar warning device failed to register the threat. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 420)
20 Sep 1943
The target of the attack on 20 Sept 1943 SW of Iceland in position 57.40N, 29.48W, in which a Fido homing torpedo from a British B-24 Liberator (Sqdn. 120/F) was believed to have sunk U-338, was actually U-386, which escaped unscathed. (Sources: 1992-10-01, FDS/NHB)
21 Sep 1943
U-386 had to break off an attack on convoy ON 202 in mid Atlantic after being heavily depth charged. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 423)
4 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-386 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.
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