Events on this day

1 December

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This is a run-down from several databases on our site. It's meant to give a clear picture of events on this date, all year round.

U-boat Shipyard report

Ordered (0) Laid down (15) Launched (1) Commissioned (2)
No U-boat orders on this date1939: U-552, U-554
1940: U-171
1941: U-473, U-643, U-644, U-802
1942: U-320, U-792, U-793, U-804, U-927
1944: U-3038, U-4709, U-4711
1944: U-14051943: U-298U-482
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date

 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
 U-21FrauenheimMercator 4,260   fi
 U-31HabekostArcturus 1,277   nw
 U-101MengersenAppalachee 8,826   brHX-90
 U-101MengersenLoch Ranza (d)4,958   brHX-90
 U-37ClausenPalmella 1,578   brOG-46
 U-375K├ÂnenkampHMS Manxman (M 70) (d)2,650   br
 U-508StaatsTrevalgan 5,299   br
* Unless otherwise noted the ships listed here were sunk. (d) = damaged

See all Allied ships hit by U-boats during WWII.

Attacks on this day


U-269. Allied forces attacked the boat and caused very serious damage, forcing the boat to return to base. She reached St. Nazaire on 15 Dec. (Date is approximate) (Blair, vol 2, page 442)

U-boats lost

1944: U-196 +

65 men died when this U-boat was lost. There were no survivors.
U-boats marked with + were lost with all hands.

- For more information on U-boat losses check out our Fates section.

U-boat Men Lost or Wounded

There were no men lost from U-boats on this date, 1 December.

- For more information on Men lost from U-boats check out this page.

Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Wolfgang von Eickstedt (1915), Bruno Hansmann (1907), Ewald Rademacher (1917).

The following men died on this day:
Fritz Bart (1988), Otto-Ulrich Blum (1990), Rudolf Hinz (1955), Otto Hohmann (1994), Wilhelm Peters (1987), Franz-Georg Reschke (1996), Erwin Schwager (1964), Werner Striegler (1944).

See the entire U-boat commander listing showing all U-boat commanders.
We might include more officers (Allied and Axis) at a later date.

U-boat departures and arrivals on 1 December

This section shows the U-boat departures and arrivals from bases on this day of the year. Current country names shown with harbour names. Boats entering port display days at sea during that patrol.


U-boats entering base:
To Kiel, Germany: U-138 (27 days)


From Kiel, Germany: U-130, U-134, U-454


From Bergen, Norway: U-591
From Kiel, Germany: U-167
From La Spezia, Italy: U-73
From Lorient, France: U-175, U-602
From Pola: U-371

U-boats entering base:
To Bergen, Norway: U-302 (6 days), U-586 (14 days)
To Brest, France: U-566 (35 days)
To Konstanza, Rumania: U-9 (21 days)
To Narvik, Norway: U-334 (32 days)


From Toulon, France: U-593 (lost 13 days later)

U-boats entering base:
To La Pallice U-275 (3 days), U-333 (42 days)
To Lorient, France: U-518 (106 days)
To Pola U-453 (8 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-757 (3 days), U-967 (52 days)


From Hamburg, Germany: U-857
From Kiel, Germany: U-325, U-905, U-1055
From Marviken: U-1221
From Singapur: U-532

U-boats at sea on 1 December

Boats entering port on this day are not counted, but boats departing for patrol are. (+) indicates the boat was lost during this patrol.


U-21, U-26, U-28, U-29, U-31, U-38, U-41, U-43, U-47, U-48, U-56, U-58, U-59, U-61.
14 boats at sea.


U-29, U-37, U-43, U-47, U-52, U-65, U-94, U-95, U-99, U-101, U-103, U-140.
12 boats at sea.


U-43, U-67, U-68, U-69, U-79, U-81, U-96, U-105, U-124, U-126, U-127 (+), U-129, U-130, U-131 (+), U-134, U-201, U-205, U-331, U-332, U-372, U-375, U-402, U-431, U-434 (+), U-451, U-453, U-557, U-558, U-559, U-562, U-563, U-565, U-574 (+), U-575, U-584, U-652, U-752, UA.
38 boats at sea.


U-24, U-43, U-67, U-68, U-73, U-77, U-81, U-83, U-84, U-86, U-91, U-92, U-103, U-105, U-106, U-109, U-118, U-124, U-126, U-128, U-129, U-130, U-134, U-135, U-154, U-155, U-159, U-160, U-161, U-163, U-164 (+), U-172, U-174, U-175, U-176, U-177, U-178, U-181, U-183, U-185, U-209, U-211, U-212, U-214, U-217, U-221, U-224, U-254 (+), U-262, U-264, U-332, U-336, U-371, U-373, U-375, U-376, U-378, U-380, U-383, U-405, U-432, U-435, U-439, U-443, U-445, U-453, U-454, U-455, U-460, U-461, U-462, U-465, U-504, U-505, U-507 (+), U-508, U-510, U-513, U-515, U-518, U-519, U-521, U-522, U-524, U-552, U-553, U-561, U-562, U-564, U-565, U-569, U-591, U-592, U-593, U-600, U-601, U-602, U-603, U-604, U-606, U-608, U-609, U-610, U-611 (+), U-615, U-618, U-623, U-624, U-628, U-653, U-657, U-663, U-752, U-753, U-758, UD-3.
116 boats at sea.


U-9, U-19, U-20, U-68, U-92, U-103, U-107, U-129, U-154, U-155, U-170, U-172 (+), U-178, U-190, U-193, U-212, U-218, U-219, U-223, U-228, U-230, U-238, U-262, U-269, U-277, U-284 (+), U-307, U-311, U-354, U-358, U-364 (+), U-387, U-391 (+), U-407, U-415, U-421, U-424, U-445, U-471, U-488, U-510, U-515, U-516, U-530, U-537, U-541, U-543, U-544 (+), U-586, U-593 (+), U-596, U-616, U-618, U-625, U-629, U-636, U-653, U-667, U-672, U-713, U-714, U-734, U-741, U-761, U-764, U-801, U-843, U-850 (+), U-962, U-963, U-969, U-972 (+), U-976, U-981.
74 boats at sea.


U-170, U-181, U-195, U-219, U-286, U-293, U-295, U-296, U-297 (+), U-299, U-300, U-310, U-313, U-315, U-318, U-322 (+), U-325, U-363, U-365 (+), U-387 (+), U-396, U-400 (+), U-475, U-481, U-485, U-486, U-510, U-637, U-650, U-668, U-679 (+), U-680, U-772 (+), U-775, U-806, U-862, U-870, U-877 (+), U-958, U-965, U-978, U-979, U-991, U-992, U-995, U-997, U-1003, U-1020 (+), U-1053, U-1163, U-1202, U-1209 (+), U-1223, U-1227, U-1228, U-1230, U-1231, U-1232.
58 boats at sea.

General Events on 1 December


U-995 was commissioned into the Royal Norwegian Navy as KNM Kaura.


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