Events on this day

1 June

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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 (2) Launched (2) Commissioned (0)
No U-boat orders on this date1940: U-126, U-6541939: U-60
1943: U-922
No boats commissioned on this date
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date

 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
 U-37OehrnIoanna 950   grHG-32F
 U-58KuppischHMS Astronomer 8,401   br
 U-105ScheweScottish Monarch 4,719   brOB-319
 U-107HesslerAlfred Jones 5,013   brOB-320
 U-106RaschHampton Roads 2,689   am
 U-107GelhausBushranger 4,536   pa
 U-156HartensteinAlegrete 5,970   bz
 U-404BülowWest Notus 5,492   am
 U-566BorchertWestmoreland 8,967   br
 U-178DommesSalabangka 6,586   nlCD-20
* 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-993. One man was killed in an air attack and another wounded, who died one day later (Aulich). [Maschinenobergefreiter Matthias Giefing, Mechanikergefreiter Horst Aulich]

U-boats lost

No U-boats were lost on this date, 1 June.

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

U-boat Men Lost or Wounded


A crew member fell overboard and drowned during gunnery training off Hela in the Gulf of Danzig at 1523hrs. [Matrosengefreiter Günther Hoppe]

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

Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Albrecht Gänge (1919).

The following men died on this day:
Hans-Rutger Tillessen (1986).

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 June

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 Kiel, Germany: U-46


From Kiel, Germany: U-558


From Kiel, Germany: U-355
From Kristiansand: U-166
From Skjomenfjord: U-703

U-boats entering base:
To La Pallice U-134 (12 days)
To Lorient, France: U-108 (64 days)
To Skjomenfjord U-408 (12 days), U-586 (23 days)
To Trondheim, Norway: U-436 (3 days)


From Kiel, Germany: U-449 (lost 24 days later), U-536

U-boats entering base:
To Brest, France: U-305 (21 days)
To Hammerfest, Norway: U-302 (4 days)
To Lorient, France: U-264 (55 days)
To Toulon, France: U-617 (2 days)


From Egersund: U-290
From Kristiansand: U-1060
From Narvik, Norway: U-394

U-boats entering base:
To Flekkefjord U-1007 (2 days)

U-boats at sea on 1 June

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


U-8, U-26, U-28, U-29, U-37, U-43, U-46, U-48, U-56, U-58, U-60, U-62, U-101.
13 boats at sea.


U-38, U-43, U-46, U-48, U-66, U-69, U-73, U-75, U-77, U-93, U-94, U-101, U-103, U-105, U-106, U-107, U-108, U-111, U-141, U-147 (+), U-204, U-552, U-557, U-558, U-561, UA.
26 boats at sea.


U-67, U-68, U-69, U-81, U-87, U-94, U-96, U-98, U-103, U-106, U-107, U-109, U-116, U-124, U-125, U-126, U-128, U-129, U-130, U-135, U-155, U-156, U-157 (+), U-158 (+), U-159, U-161, U-162, U-166, U-172, U-202, U-205, U-209, U-213, U-214, U-331, U-332, U-373, U-404, U-406, U-432, U-453, U-455, U-502 (+), U-504, U-506, U-507, U-553, U-558, U-559, U-564, U-565, U-566, U-569, U-578, U-584, U-588, U-590, U-591, U-593, U-594, U-652 (+), U-653, U-701 (+), U-751, U-753.
65 boats at sea.


U-9, U-18, U-66, U-67 (+), U-91, U-92, U-105 (+), U-118 (+), U-119 (+), U-123, U-126 (+), U-154, U-161, U-170, U-172, U-177, U-178, U-180, U-181, U-190, U-193, U-195, U-196, U-197 (+), U-198, U-199 (+), U-202 (+), U-211, U-214, U-217 (+), U-218, U-221, U-228, U-229, U-232 (+), U-271, U-308 (+), U-336, U-341, U-354, U-377, U-378, U-409, U-413, U-435 (+), U-449 (+), U-450, U-455, U-459, U-460, U-488, U-511, U-513 (+), U-515, U-521 (+), U-527 (+), U-530, U-535 (+), U-536, U-552, U-558 (+), U-561, U-564, U-575, U-592, U-594 (+), U-603, U-607, U-608, U-621, U-622, U-636, U-639, U-641, U-642, U-645, U-650, U-664, U-666, U-667, U-669, U-711, U-731, U-758, U-951 (+), U-953.
86 boats at sea.


U-18, U-23, U-107, U-129, U-155, U-181, U-183, U-188, U-190, U-196, U-198 (+), U-233 (+), U-247, U-290, U-294, U-307, U-313, U-315, U-344, U-347, U-348, U-362, U-363, U-385, U-387, U-394, U-425, U-471, U-477 (+), U-490 (+), U-505, U-516, U-530, U-534, U-537, U-539, U-541, U-543 (+), U-547, U-548, U-586, U-668, U-671, U-711, U-719 (+), U-737, U-742, U-767 (+), U-843, U-853, U-857, U-859 (+), U-860 (+), U-861, U-952, U-955 (+), U-957, U-987 (+), U-988 (+), U-997, U-1060, U-1061, U-1191 (+), U-1222 (+).
64 boats at sea.


U-530, U-977, U-1277 (+).
3 boats at sea.

General Events on 1 June


The Norwegian submarine KNM Kinn (ex. U-1202) was transferred to Hamburg, Germany, where she would be broken up in 1963.


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