Events on this day

25 November

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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 (6) Launched (3) Commissioned (3)
No U-boat orders on this date1940: U-92, U-177
1941: U-230, U-670
1942: U-995, U-1223
1943: U-245
1944: U-2351, U-2530
1941: U-510
1942: U-275U-533
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date


 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
1939 
 U-28KuhnkeRoyston Grange 5,144   brSL-8B
 U-43AmbrosiusUskmouth 2,483   br
1941 
 U-331TiesenhausenHMS Barham (04) 31,100   br
1944 
 U-1228MarienfeldHMCS Shawinigan (K 136) 900   ca
 39,627
* 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

1941

U-578. The boat was rammed by a Soviet escort in the Barents Sea, but suffered only slight damage.


U-boats lost


1943: U-600 +, U-849 +
1944: U-482 +

165 men died when those 3 U-boats were lost on this date. 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

1943

U-488
A man fell overboard, he was rescued died of heart failure shortly afterwards. [Matrosenobergefreiter Heinz Heinlein]

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


Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Werner Czygan (1904), Dr. Karl-Heinz Frischke (1912), Uwe Kock (1911).

The following men died on this day:
Hans Lehmann (1981), Hartmut Graf von Matuschka, Freiherr von Toppolczan und Spaetgen (1944), Heinz-Otto Schultze (1943), Bernhard Zurmühlen (1943).

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 25 November

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.


1939



U-boats entering base:
To Kiel, Germany: U-13 (11 days)


1941


Sailed:
From Kiel, Germany: U-451


1942


Sailed:
From La Pallice: U-569, U-615
From La Spezia, Italy: U-561
From Lorient, France: U-124
From St. Nazaire, France: U-618

U-boats entering base:
To Bergen, Norway: U-377 (6 days)
To Brest, France: U-413 (29 days)


1943


Sailed:
From Kiel, Germany: U-311, U-741, U-976
From St. Nazaire, France: U-445
From Toulon, France: U-593

U-boats entering base:
To Bergen, Norway: U-425 (6 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-592 (62 days)


1944


Sailed:
From Danzig, Germany: U-637
From Horten, Norway: U-297 (lost 12 days later), U-485, U-877 (lost 33 days later)
From Kilbotn: U-1163

U-boats entering base:
To Danzig, Germany: U-1165 (14 days)
To Farsund U-1209 (3 days)


U-boats at sea on 25 November

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

1939

U-26, U-28, U-29, U-31, U-33, U-35 (+), U-38, U-41, U-43, U-47, U-48, U-49, U-53.
13 boats at sea.

1940

U-29, U-43, U-47, U-52, U-65, U-93, U-94, U-95, U-100, U-101, U-103, U-104 (+), U-123, U-138, U-140.
15 boats at sea.

1941

U-43, U-68, U-69, U-81, U-85, U-95 (+), U-96, U-98, U-105, U-124, U-126, U-129, U-133, U-201, U-205, U-331, U-332, U-372, U-375, U-402, U-431, U-434 (+), U-451, U-453, U-552, U-557, U-558, U-559, U-561, U-562, U-565, U-567, U-571, U-572, U-574 (+), U-575, U-577, U-578, U-652, U-752, UA.
41 boats at sea.

1942

U-9, U-24, U-43, U-67, U-68, U-77, U-81, U-83, U-84, U-86, U-91, U-92, U-103, U-105, U-106, U-108, 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-172, U-174, U-176, U-177, U-178, U-181, U-183, U-185, U-209, U-211, U-212, U-217, U-221, U-224, U-254 (+), U-262, U-263, U-264, U-332, U-334, U-354, U-373, U-375, U-376, U-378, U-383, U-405, U-407, U-439, U-445, U-454, U-455, U-460, U-461, U-462, U-465, U-504, U-505, U-507, U-508, U-509, U-510, U-511, 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-566, U-569, U-586, U-592, U-600, U-601, U-603, U-606, U-608, U-610, U-611 (+), U-613, U-615, U-617, U-618, U-623, U-624, U-625, U-653, U-657, U-663, U-752, U-753, U-758, UD-3.
111 boats at sea.

1943

U-19, U-20, U-68, U-86 (+), U-92, U-103, U-107, U-129, U-154, U-155, U-170, U-172 (+), U-190, U-193, U-212, U-214, U-218, U-219, U-223, U-228, U-230, U-238, U-262, U-267, U-269, U-277, U-281, U-307, U-311, U-333, U-354, U-358, U-360, U-364, U-373, U-387, U-391 (+), U-407, U-415, U-421, U-424, U-426, U-445, U-453, U-488, U-510, U-515, U-516, U-518, U-530, U-537, U-541, U-542 (+), U-543, U-544 (+), U-552, U-575, U-586, U-593, U-608, U-616, U-618, U-625, U-629, U-636, U-653, U-667, U-672, U-709, U-713, U-714, U-734, U-741, U-761, U-764, U-801, U-843, U-850 (+), U-962, U-963, U-967, U-969, U-976.
83 boats at sea.

1944

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-365 (+), U-387 (+), U-396, U-400 (+), U-475, U-479 (+), U-481, U-637, 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-997, U-1003, U-1020 (+), U-1053, U-1163, U-1202, U-1221, U-1223, U-1227, U-1228, U-1230, U-1231, U-1232.
51 boats at sea.


General Events on 25 November

1942

Heavy weather in the North Atlantic. A lookout on U-566 broke his arm and the commander of U-608 was also injured as a result of very bad weather.


1943

U-445 sailed on patrol from St. Nazaire, but struck bottom shortly after leaving and was forced to turn back.


U-593 encountered an enemy submarine off St.Tropez in the Mediterranean. Both boats fired torpedoes, but neither scored a hit.


1944

U-716 struck bottom off Horten (Norway) and damaged the stern hydroplanes.

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