List of all U-boats

U-610

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered22 May 1940
Laid down5 Apr 1941 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 586)
Launched24 Dec 1941
Commissioned19 Feb 1942Oblt. Freiherr Walter von Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen
Commanders
19 Feb 1942 - 8 Oct 1943  Kptlt. Walter Freiherr von Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen (German Cross in Gold)
Career
4 patrols
19 Feb 1942-30 Sep 1942  5. Flottille (training)
1 Oct 1942-8 Oct 1943  6. Flottille (active service)
Successes4 ships sunk, total tonnage 21,273 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 9,551 GRT
Fate

Sunk on 8 October 1943 in the North Atlantic north-west of Ireland, in position 55.45N, 24.33W, by depth charges from a Canadian Sunderland aircraft (423 Sqn RCAF/J). 51 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 5 ships hit by U-610 - View the 4 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-610 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Luchs (27 Sep 1942 - 6 Oct 1942)
   Panther (6 Oct 1942 - 20 Oct 1942)
   Draufgänger (29 Nov 1942 - 11 Dec 1942)
   Ungestüm (11 Dec 1942 - 13 Dec 1942)
   Raufbold (13 Dec 1942 - 18 Dec 1942)
   Dränger (14 Mar 1943 - 20 Mar 1943)
   Seeteufel (23 Mar 1943 - 30 Mar 1943)
   Meise (11 Apr 1943 - 27 Apr 1943)
   Rossbach (24 Sep 1943 - 8 Oct 1943)

Attacks on this boat and other events

1 Oct 1943
The boat reported being attacked by two or more aircraft. No damage. (date is approximate). (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 428)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from the boat

16 Dec 1942
During heavy weather in the North Atlantic a lookout on U-610 broke his arm.

22 Apr 1943
During heavy weather a lookout on U-610 broke his arm.

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Blue and white Shield

Media links


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay