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Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down14 Jun 1941 Danziger Werft AG, Danzig (werk 115)
Launched25 Mar 1942
Commissioned1 Jul 1942Oblt. Walther Huth
1 Jul 1942 - 25 May 1943  Oblt. Walther Huth
3 patrols
1 Jul 1942-31 Dec 1942  8. Flottille (training)
1 Jan 1943-30 Apr 1943  6. Flottille (active service)
1 May 1943-25 May 1943  29. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 5,979 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,134 GRT

Sunk on 25 May 1943 in the Mediterranean Sea north-west of Ténès, in position 36.31N, 00.40E, by depth charges from the British corvette HMS Vetch. 47 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 2 ships hit by U-414 - View the 3 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-414 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Falke (15 Jan 1943 - 19 Jan 1943)
   Haudegen (19 Jan 1943 - 2 Feb 1943)

Attacks on this boat and other events

4 Feb 1943
The boat was attacked in the North Atlantic by a Curtiss aircraft and damaged so badly that she had to return to base.

1 recorded attack 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-414 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

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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