Events on this day
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 (0)||Launched (4)||Commissioned (2)|
|No U-boat orders on this date||No boats laid down on this date||1941: U-587, U-588 |
|These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.|
Allied Ships hit on this date
|U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Country||Convoy|
|U-407||Brüller||HMS Newfoundland (59) (d)||8,800||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
Aircraft presumed shot down:
British Swordfish (Sqdn 815)
This aircraft failed to return from a U-boat sweep in the eastern Mediterranean.
1943: U-527 , U-598 , U-613 +
131 men died when those 3 U-boats were lost on this date. 15 men survived.
Survivors from U-boats almost always landed in allied captivity.
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, 23 July.
- For more information on Men lost from U-boats check out this page.
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 23 July
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.
From Lorient, France: U-34
From Brest, France: U-371
From Bökfjord: U-652
From Kiel, Germany: U-129, U-752
From Windau: U-139
U-boats entering base:
To Brest, France: U-202 (37 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-98 (31 days)
To Trondheim, Norway: U-82 (4 days)
From Hammerfest, Norway: U-716, U-957
From Lorient, France: U-333 (lost days later)
From Narvik, Norway: U-278
U-boats entering base:
To Grand Hotel U-242 (3 days)
To Harstad U-636 (27 days)
To Kiel, Germany: U-1061 (3 days)
To Lorient, France: U-107 (75 days), U-260 (2 days), U-608 (2 days)
To Narvik, Norway: U-965 (31 days)
U-boats at sea on 23 July
Boats entering port on this day are not counted, but boats departing for patrol are. (+) indicates the boat was lost during this patrol.
U-66, U-68, U-74, U-79, U-81, U-93, U-94, U-95, U-97, U-109, U-123, U-124, U-125, U-126, U-140, U-141, U-145, U-203, U-204, U-331, U-371, U-372, U-401 (+), U-431, U-561, U-562, U-564, U-565, U-652, UA.
30 boats at sea.
U-43, U-66, U-67, U-71, U-77, U-84, U-86, U-89, U-90 (+), U-97, U-98, U-108, U-109, U-116, U-126, U-129, U-130, U-132, U-134, U-154, U-155, U-160, U-161, U-162 (+), U-163, U-164, U-166 (+), U-171 (+), U-173, U-176, U-201, U-202, U-203, U-209, U-210 (+), U-213 (+), U-217, U-254, U-332, U-375, U-377, U-379 (+), U-402, U-403, U-405, U-437, U-454, U-458, U-460, U-461, U-462, U-463, U-505, U-507, U-508, U-509, U-510, U-511, U-552, U-553, U-561, U-562, U-564, U-565, U-571, U-572, U-575, U-582, U-588 (+), U-589, U-592, U-593, U-595, U-597, U-598, U-600, U-601, U-607, U-609, U-654 (+), U-657, U-658, U-704, U-752, U-754 (+).
85 boats at sea.
U-20, U-43 (+), U-66, U-81, U-84 (+), U-86, U-117 (+), U-134 (+), U-155, U-159 (+), U-168, U-172, U-177, U-178, U-181, U-183, U-185 (+), U-188, U-190, U-196, U-197 (+), U-198, U-199 (+), U-230, U-255, U-257, U-269, U-277, U-306, U-307, U-333, U-340, U-355, U-358, U-359 (+), U-371, U-373, U-375 (+), U-382, U-387, U-403 (+), U-406, U-407, U-415, U-445, U-453, U-455, U-459 (+), U-466, U-468 (+), U-489 (+), U-508, U-510, U-511, U-516, U-532, U-533 (+), U-566, U-571, U-572 (+), U-586, U-591 (+), U-600, U-601, U-604 (+), U-615 (+), U-618, U-625, U-629, U-634 (+), U-647 (+), U-648, U-653, U-664 (+), U-667, U-703, U-711, U-713, U-732, U-757.
80 boats at sea.
U-9, U-24, U-181, U-196, U-198 (+), U-214 (+), U-247, U-275, U-300, U-309, U-333 (+), U-354, U-370, U-425, U-475, U-479, U-481, U-516, U-518, U-530, U-534, U-537, U-539, U-546, U-547, U-621, U-667 (+), U-668, U-673, U-679, U-736 (+), U-802, U-804, U-855 (+), U-857, U-858, U-859 (+), U-861, U-862, U-921, U-956, U-957, U-992, U-995, U-1062 (+).
45 boats at sea.
1 boats at sea.
General Events on 23 July
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