U-boat Fates

U-boat losses by year

U-boat Losses during 1944

This map shows 245 positions of U-boats lost in 1944. The map is clickable and zoom-able (with the mouse-wheel). Blue markers indicate U-boat losses to aircraft.

January

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
8 Jan 1944U-426+51510Aircraft 
8 Jan 1944U-757+49490Warship 
9 Jan 1944U-81 46244Air raid on port 
13 Jan 1944U-231 50743Aircraft 
16 Jan 1944U-305+51510 
16 Jan 1944U-544+57570Aircraft 
17 Jan 1944U-377+52520Warship 
19 Jan 1944U-641+50500Warship 
20 Jan 1944U-263+51510Accident 
28 Jan 1944U-271+51510Aircraft 
28 Jan 1944U-571+52520Aircraft 
29 Jan 1944U-364+49490Aircraft 
30 Jan 1944U-314+49490Warship 
31 Jan 1944U-592+49490Warship 

February

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
2 Feb 1944U-345  - 0 - Stricken from Naval records.
4 Feb 1944U-854 58517Lost to mines 
6 Feb 1944U-177 655015Aircraft 
8 Feb 1944U-762+51510Warship 
9 Feb 1944U-238+50500Warship 
9 Feb 1944U-734+49490Warship 
10 Feb 1944U-545 57156Aircraft 
10 Feb 1944U-666+51510Aircraft 
11 Feb 1944U-283+49490Aircraft 
11 Feb 1944U-424+50500Warship 
14 Feb 1944U-738 462224Accident 
15 Feb 1944UIT-23 402614Warship 
18 Feb 1944U-7+29290Accident 
18 Feb 1944U-406 571245Warship 
19 Feb 1944U-264 52052Warship 
19 Feb 1944U-386 493316Warship 
19 Feb 1944U-603+51510Missing 
19 Feb 1944U-709+52520Missing 
24 Feb 1944U-257 493019Warship 
24 Feb 1944U-713+50500Missing 
24 Feb 1944U-761 57948Aircraft & warship 
25 Feb 1944U-601+51510Aircraft 
26 Feb 1944U-91 523616Warship 

March

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
1 Mar 1944U-358 51501Warship 
4 Mar 1944U-472 532330Aircraft & warship 
5 Mar 1944U-366+50500Aircraft 
6 Mar 1944U-744 521240Warship 
6 Mar 1944U-973 53512Aircraft 
10 Mar 1944U-343+51510Lost to minesWarship 
10 Mar 1944U-450 51051Warship 
10 Mar 1944U-625+53530Aircraft 
10 Mar 1944U-845 551045Warship 
11 Mar 1944U-380  - 1 - Air raid on port 
11 Mar 1944U-410  - 0 - Air raid on port 
11 Mar 1944UIT-22+43430Aircraft 
13 Mar 1944U-575 551837Aircraft & warship 
15 Mar 1944U-653+51510Aircraft & warship 
16 Mar 1944U-392+52520Aircraft & warship 
17 Mar 1944U-28  - 0 - Accident 
17 Mar 1944U-801 571047Aircraft & warship 
17 Mar 1944U-1013 512526Accident 
19 Mar 1944U-1059 55478Aircraft 
24 Mar 1944U-1102  - 2 - Accident 
25 Mar 1944U-976 53449Aircraft 
27 Mar 1944U-851+70700Missing 
29 Mar 1944U-961+49490Warship 
30 Mar 1944U-223 502327Warship 

April

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
1 Apr 1944U-355+52520Missing 
2 Apr 1944U-360+51510Warship 
3 Apr 1944U-288+49490Aircraft 
5 Apr 1944U-455+51510Lost to mines 
6 Apr 1944U-302+51510Warship 
7 Apr 1944U-856 552728Warship 
8 Apr 1944U-2 351718Accident 
8 Apr 1944U-962+50500Warship 
9 Apr 1944U-515 601644Aircraft & warship 
10 Apr 1944U-68 57561Aircraft 
10 Apr 1944U-986+50500Missing 
11 Apr 1944U-108  - 0 - Air raid on port 
14 Apr 1944U-448 51942Warship 
16 Apr 1944U-550 564412Warship 
17 Apr 1944U-342+51510Aircraft 
19 Apr 1944U-974 50428Warship 
22 Apr 1944U-311+51510Warship 
24 Apr 1944U-193+59590Missing 
26 Apr 1944U-488+64640Warship 
27 Apr 1944U-803 44935Lost to mines 
29 Apr 1944U-421  - 0 - Air raid on port 

May

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
1 May 1944U-277+50500Aircraft 
2 May 1944U-674+49490Aircraft 
2 May 1944U-959+53530Aircraft 
3 May 1944U-852 66759Aircraft 
4 May 1944U-371 52349Warship 
4 May 1944U-846+57570Aircraft 
6 May 1944U-66 602436Aircraft & warship 
6 May 1944U-473 532330Warship 
6 May 1944U-765 483711Aircraft & warship 
13 May 1944U-1224  - 0 - Warship 
15 May 1944U-240+50500Missing 
15 May 1944U-731+54540Aircraft & warship 
17 May 1944U-616 53053Aircraft & warship 
18 May 1944U-241+51510Aircraft 
19 May 1944U-960 513120Aircraft & warship 
19 May 1944U-1015 503614Accident 
21 May 1944U-453 52151Warship 
24 May 1944U-675+51510Aircraft 
25 May 1944U-476 553421Aircraft 
25 May 1944U-990 532033Aircraft 
27 May 1944U-292+51510Aircraft 
29 May 1944U-549+57570Warship 
31 May 1944U-289+51510Warship 

June

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
3 Jun 1944U-477+51510Aircraft 
4 Jun 1944U-505 60159Aircraft & warship 
7 Jun 1944U-629+51510Aircraft 
7 Jun 1944U-955+50500Aircraft 
8 Jun 1944U-373 51447Aircraft 
8 Jun 1944U-740+51510Aircraft 
8 Jun 1944U-970 523814Aircraft 
10 Jun 1944U-821 51501Aircraft 
11 Jun 1944U-980+52520Aircraft 
12 Jun 1944U-490 60060Warship 
13 Jun 1944U-715 523616Aircraft 
15 Jun 1944U-860 624220Aircraft 
15 Jun 1944U-987+53530Warship 
17 Jun 1944U-423+53530Aircraft 
18 Jun 1944U-767 50491Warship 
22 Jun 1944U-988+50500Aircraft 
24 Jun 1944U-971 52151Aircraft & warship 
24 Jun 1944U-1225+56560Aircraft 
25 Jun 1944U-269 521339Warship 
26 Jun 1944U-317+50500Aircraft 
26 Jun 1944U-719+52520Warship 
27 Jun 1944U-998  - 0 - Aircraft 
30 Jun 1944U-441+51510Aircraft & warship 
30 Jun 1944U-478+52520Aircraft 

July

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
2 Jul 1944U-543+58580Aircraft 
3 Jul 1944U-154+57570Warship 
3 Jul 1944U-1191+50500Warship 
5 Jul 1944U-233 613229Warship 
5 Jul 1944U-390 49481Warship 
5 Jul 1944U-586  - 0 - Air raid on port 
5 Jul 1944U-642  - 0 - Air raid on port 
5 Jul 1944U-952  - 0 - Air raid on port 
7 Jul 1944U-678+52520Warship 
8 Jul 1944U-243 491138Aircraft 
11 Jul 1944U-1222+56560Aircraft 
14 Jul 1944U-415  - 2 - Lost to mines 
15 Jul 1944U-319+51510Aircraft 
17 Jul 1944U-347+49490Aircraft 
17 Jul 1944U-361+52520Aircraft 
18 Jul 1944U-672 52052Warship 
18 Jul 1944U-742+52520Aircraft 
21 Jul 1944U-212+49490Warship 
24 Jul 1944U-1164  - 0 - Air raid on port 
26 Jul 1944U-214+48480Warship 
26 Jul 1944U-2323 14212Lost to mines 
30 Jul 1944U-250 52466Warship 
31 Jul 1944U-4  - 0 - Stricken from Naval records.
31 Jul 1944U-333+45450Warship 

August

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
1 Aug 1944U-3  - 0 - Stricken from Naval records.
1 Aug 1944U-10  - 0 - Stricken from Naval records.
2 Aug 1944U-984+45450 
4 Aug 1944U-671 52475Warship 
5 Aug 1944U-21  - 0 - Stricken from Naval records.
5 Aug 1944U-239  - 1 - Stricken from Naval records.
6 Aug 1944U-471  - 0 - Air raid on port 
6 Aug 1944U-736 472819Warship 
6 Aug 1944U-969  - 0 - Air raid on port 
7 Aug 1944U-6  - 0 - Stricken from Naval records.
10 Aug 1944U-608 52052Aircraft & warship 
10 Aug 1944U-872  - 1 - Air raid on port 
11 Aug 1944U-385 43142Aircraft & warship 
12 Aug 1944U-198+66660Warship 
12 Aug 1944U-981 521240AircraftLost to mines 
13 Aug 1944U-270 811071Aircraft 
14 Aug 1944U-618+61610Aircraft & warship 
15 Aug 1944U-741 49481Warship 
18 Aug 1944U-107+58580Aircraft 
18 Aug 1944U-129  - 0 - Stricken from Naval records.
18 Aug 1944U-621+56560Warship 
19 Aug 1944U-123  - 0 - Stricken from Naval records.
19 Aug 1944U-466  - 0 - Air raid on port 
19 Aug 1944U-967  - 2 - Scuttled
20 Aug 1944U-9  - 0 - Air raid on port 
20 Aug 1944U-188  - 0 - Scuttled
20 Aug 1944U-413 46451Warship 
20 Aug 1944U-1229 591841Aircraft 
21 Aug 1944U-230 50050 
22 Aug 1944U-344+50500Aircraft 
22 Aug 1944U-743+50500Missing 
23 Aug 1944U-180+56560Missing, lost to mines 
24 Aug 1944U-354+51510Warship 
24 Aug 1944U-445+52520Warship 
24 Aug 1944U-766  - 0 - Stricken from Naval records.
25 Aug 1944U-18  - 0 - Warship 
25 Aug 1944U-24  - 0 - Warship 
25 Aug 1944U-178  - 0 - Scuttled
25 Aug 1944U-925+51510Missing 
26 Aug 1944U-667+45450Lost to mines 

September

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
1 Sep 1944U-247+52520Warship 
2 Sep 1944U-394+50500Aircraft & warship 
5 Sep 1944U-362+51510Warship 
9 Sep 1944U-484+52520Warship 
9 Sep 1944U-865+59590Missing 
10 Sep 1944U-20  - 0 -  
10 Sep 1944U-23  - 0 -  
11 Sep 1944U-19  - 0 -  
11 Sep 1944U-855+56560Missing 
16 Sep 1944U-703+54540Missing 
16 Sep 1944U-1054  - 0 - Stricken from Naval records.
19 Sep 1944U-407 53548Warship 
19 Sep 1944U-867+60600Aircraft 
23 Sep 1944U-859 674720Warship 
24 Sep 1944U-565  - 5 -  
24 Sep 1944U-596  - 1 - Air raid on port 
24 Sep 1944U-921+51510Missing 
26 Sep 1944U-871+69690Aircraft 
29 Sep 1944U-863+69690Aircraft 
29 Sep 1944U-1000  - 0 - Lost to mines 
30 Sep 1944U-1062+55550Warship 

October

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
4 Oct 1944U-228  - 0 - Stricken from Naval records.
4 Oct 1944U-993  - 2 - Air raid on port 
5 Oct 1944U-437  - 0 - Stricken from Naval records.
6 Oct 1944U-168 502327Warship 
10 Oct 1944U-2331 19154Accident 
12 Oct 1944U-92  - 0 - Stricken from Naval records.
15 Oct 1944U-777  - 0 - Air raid on port 
16 Oct 1944U-1006 50644Warship 
21 Oct 1944U-957  - 0 -  
23 Oct 1944U-256  - 0 - Stricken from Naval records.
24 Oct 1944U-673  - 0 - Accident 
27 Oct 1944U-1060 551243Aircraft 
28 Oct 1944U-1226+56560Missing 

November

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
10 Nov 1944U-537+58580Warship 
11 Nov 1944U-771+51510Warship 
12 Nov 1944U-1200+53530 
15 Nov 1944U-985  - 0 - Lost to mines 
25 Nov 1944U-482+48480Aircraft & warship 
27 Nov 1944U-479+51510Lost to mines 
28 Nov 1944U-80+50500Accident 

December

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
1 Dec 1944U-196+65650MissingAccident 
6 Dec 1944U-297+50500 
9 Dec 1944U-387+51510Warship 
12 Dec 1944U-416 41365Accident 
13 Dec 1944U-365+50500Aircraft 
15 Dec 1944U-400+50500Lost to mines 
17 Dec 1944U-772+48480Warship 
18 Dec 1944U-1209 53944 
19 Dec 1944U-737 513120Lost to minesAccident 
26 Dec 1944U-2342  - 7 - Lost to mines 
27 Dec 1944U-877 56056Warship 
28 Dec 1944U-735 40391Air raid on port 
29 Dec 1944U-322+52520Warship 
31 Dec 1944U-547  - 0 - Lost to mines 
31 Dec 1944U-2530  - 0 - Air raid on port 


231 U-boats lost in 1944 (7,876 men died and 2,407 men survived those losses).
+ means that the boat was lost with all hands.

18 U-boats stricken from records (often after sustaining prior combat damage) and boats scuttled in harbour by their own crews are not included in the losses figure here. We, however, include them in the listing for better view of events.

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

U-boat losses by year