|Ordered||15 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||19 Jun 1941||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 595)|
|Launched||9 Mar 1942|
|Commissioned||23 Apr 1942||Oblt. Kurt Makowski|
|Successes||2 ships sunk, total tonnage 8,723 GRT|
Sunk on 5 October 1942 in the North Atlantic south-west of Iceland, in position 58.41N, 22.58W, by four depth charges from a British Hudson aircraft (269 Sqn RAF/N). 44 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB, June 1987).
Previously recorded fate
- Sunk by the British destroyer HMS Viscount on 15 Oct, 1942 in position 53.42N, 35.56W. (Postwar assessment)
Notes. This attack actually sank the U-661 instead.
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-619 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.