U-boat Fates

U-boat losses by year

U-boat Losses during 1940

This map shows 24 positions of U-boats lost in 1940. The map is clickable and zoom-able (with the mouse-wheel). Blue markers indicate U-boat losses to aircraft.

January

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
30 Jan 1940U-15+25250Accident 
30 Jan 1940U-55 42141Aircraft & warship 

February

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
5 Feb 1940U-41+49490Warship 
12 Feb 1940U-33 422517Warship 
13 Feb 1940U-54+41410Lost to minesWarship 
24 Feb 1940U-53+42420Warship 
25 Feb 1940U-63 25124Warship 

March

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
11 Mar 1940U-31+58580Air raid on port 
13 Mar 1940U-44+47470Lost to minesWarship 
27 Mar 1940U-22+27270Missing 

April

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
6 Apr 1940U-1+24240Lost to minesWarship 
6 Apr 1940U-50+44440Lost to minesWarship 
13 Apr 1940U-64 46838Aircraft 
15 Apr 1940U-49 42141Warship 

May

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
31 May 1940U-13 26026Warship 

June

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
22 Jun 1940U-122+49490Missing 

July

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
1 Jul 1940U-26 48048Aircraft & warship 
1 Jul 1940U-102+43430Warship 

August

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
2 Aug 1940U-25+49490Lost to minesWarship 
20 Aug 1940U-51+43430Warship 

September

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
3 Sep 1940U-57 25619Accident 

October

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
30 Oct 1940U-32 42933Warship 

November

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
2 Nov 1940U-31 46244Warship 
28 Nov 1940U-104+49490Lost to mines 


24 U-boats lost in 1940 (643 men died and 331 men survived those losses).
+ means that the boat was lost with all hands.

U-boats scuttled at sea after battle damage are considered war losses and are shown above.

U-boat losses by year