Events on this day

19 September

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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 (3) Launched (3) Commissioned (1)
No U-boat orders on this date1942: U-476
1944: U-2347, U-3519
1940: U-69
1942: U-274, U-734
1944: U-328
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date


 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
1941 
 U-372NeumannBaron Pentland 3,410   brSC-42
 U-74KentratHMCS Levis (K 115) 925   caSC-44
1942 
 U-156HartensteinQuebec City 4,745   br
 U-512SchultzeMonte Gorbea 3,720   sp
 U-516WiebeWichita 6,174   am
 U-552PoppHMS Alouette (FY 101) 520   br
1943 
 U-532JunkerFort Longueuil 7,128   br
 26,622
* 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

1944

U-858. At 20.10 hours, the boat was attacked by B-24 Liberator BZ984 (206 Sqdn RAF/S, pilot P. Carlisle) west of Stadlandet, Norway. U-858 was searching for the disabled U-867 when she was attacked with seven depth charges. Evading the attack by a sharp turn to port the boat crash dived and was attacked with another depth charge shortly after diving, but escaped with minor damage. For some time it was thought that U-865 was sunk in this attack, but the large oil patch and 21 dinghies sighted by the crew of the aircraft about 20 minutes after the attack were actually from the scuttled U-867. (BdU KTB/ADM199-1786)

U-867. The sinking of U-867:
On 17 September, both diesel engines had been disabled in heavy weather and the boat had headed towards the coast until the batteries were almost empty, waiting for U-218, U-858 and U-1228 which were ordered there to give assistance by BdU (C-i-C U-boats). On 18 September U-867 and U-1228 were attacked by Liberators and the latter was left damaged and forced to return to base. At 17.37 hrs on 19 September U-867 was found and attacked by another Liberator (224 Sqdn RAF/Q, pilot FL H.J. Rayner), but the six depth charges dropped overshot. However, the pilot reported that the U-boat was already losing oil before the attack and that dinghies were visible alongside. Apparently this attack had so demoralised the crew that U-867 was scuttled while the aircraft circled the area, counting some 50 men in rubber dinghies. U-218 and U-858 both heard the detonations from close by and headed towards the area, but the latter was attacked by another Liberator at 20.10 hrs. The large oil patch and 21 dinghies sighted by the crew of that aircraft following its attack on U-858 were actually from U-867. Despite being so close, neither U-boat was able to locate the survivors due to bad weather, and the search for them was abandoned on 22 September. (BdU KTB/ADM199-1786)


U-boats lost


1943: U-341 +
1944: U-407 , U-867 +

115 men died when those 3 U-boats were lost on this date. 48 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, 19 September.

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


Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Wolfgang Breithaupt (1913), Siegfried Freiherr von Forstner (1910), Georg-Heinz Michel (1909), Erich Niester (1921).

The following men died on this day:
Dietrich Epp (1943), Arved von Mühlendahl (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 19 September

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

Sailed:
From Wilhelmshaven, Germany: U-4

U-boats entering base:
To Kiel, Germany: U-10 (13 days), U-56 (8 days)
To Wilhelmshaven, Germany: U-12 (2 days)


1941


Sailed:
From Kirkenes: U-752

U-boats entering base:
To Brest, France: U-81 (24 days), U-432 (26 days)
To Lorient, France: U-557 (31 days)


1942


Sailed:
From Kiel, Germany: U-117, U-118, U-183
From Lorient, France: U-126, U-161

U-boats entering base:
To Bergen, Norway: U-757 (2 days)
To Kirkenes U-456 (36 days)
To La Spezia, Italy: U-331 (39 days)


1943


Sailed:
From Brest, France: U-218

U-boats entering base:
To Bergen, Norway: U-844 (6 days)
To Brest, France: U-103 (2 days), U-155 (2 days), U-228 (2 days), U-450 (2 days)
To Narvik, Norway: U-255 (63 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-267 (2 days), U-437 (2 days)


1944


Sailed:
From Kiel, Germany: U-1003

U-boats entering base:
To Altafjord U-965 (4 days)
To Bergen, Norway: U-764 (45 days)


U-boats at sea on 19 September

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-3, U-4, U-7, U-13, U-14, U-16, U-18, U-20, U-21, U-23, U-24, U-26, U-27 (+), U-28, U-29, U-30, U-31, U-32, U-33, U-34, U-35, U-36, U-53.
23 boats at sea.

1940

U-29, U-31, U-32, U-43, U-47, U-48, U-58, U-59, U-60, U-65, U-99, U-100, U-138.
13 boats at sea.

1941

U-43, U-66, U-67, U-68, U-69, U-74, U-84, U-94, U-95, U-98, U-103, U-105, U-107, U-108, U-111 (+), U-124, U-125, U-132, U-201, U-371, U-372, U-373, U-431, U-433, U-552, U-561, U-562, U-564, U-565, U-566, U-569, U-572, U-575.
33 boats at sea.

1942

U-66, U-67, U-68, U-69, U-87, U-91, U-92, U-96, U-107, U-109, U-117, U-118, U-125, U-126, U-128, U-135, U-156, U-159, U-161, U-164, U-165 (+), U-171 (+), U-172, U-173, U-175, U-176, U-177, U-178, U-179 (+), U-181, U-183, U-201, U-202, U-211, U-212, U-214, U-216 (+), U-217, U-218, U-221, U-251, U-253 (+), U-255, U-258, U-259, U-260, U-332, U-333, U-356, U-373, U-375, U-377, U-378, U-380, U-382, U-403, U-404, U-405, U-406, U-407, U-408, U-410, U-411, U-431, U-432, U-435, U-437, U-440, U-441, U-442, U-453, U-455, U-459, U-460, U-461, U-462, U-504, U-506, U-507, U-511, U-512 (+), U-513, U-514, U-515, U-516, U-517, U-552, U-558, U-559, U-561, U-562, U-569, U-575, U-582 (+), U-584, U-590, U-592, U-594, U-595, U-596, U-597 (+), U-599 (+), U-600, U-601, U-606, U-607, U-608, U-610, U-615, U-617, U-618, U-619 (+), U-620, U-661 (+), U-703, U-755, UD-5.
117 boats at sea.

1943

U-18, U-20, U-68, U-107, U-123, U-161 (+), U-168, U-170, U-177, U-181, U-183, U-188, U-196, U-198, U-214, U-218, U-220 (+), U-223, U-229 (+), U-238, U-260, U-270, U-275, U-277, U-279 (+), U-302, U-305, U-307, U-336 (+), U-338 (+), U-354, U-360, U-377, U-378 (+), U-386, U-387, U-389 (+), U-402 (+), U-410, U-419 (+), U-422 (+), U-448, U-460 (+), U-488, U-505, U-518, U-532, U-533 (+), U-536 (+), U-537, U-539, U-565, U-584 (+), U-593, U-601, U-603, U-610 (+), U-621, U-631 (+), U-641, U-643 (+), U-645, U-666, U-667, U-703, U-711, U-713, U-731, U-737, U-758, U-848 (+), U-952, U-960.
73 boats at sea.

1944

U-92, U-155, U-170, U-190, U-195, U-218, U-219, U-228, U-244, U-245, U-248, U-256, U-260, U-262, U-278, U-281, U-290, U-293, U-294, U-296, U-307, U-309, U-310, U-312, U-315, U-348, U-370, U-382, U-398, U-425, U-437, U-479, U-480, U-481, U-482, U-516, U-518, U-530, U-534, U-539, U-541, U-546, U-547, U-548, U-650, U-668, U-673, U-676, U-711, U-714, U-717, U-739, U-745, U-758, U-763, U-772, U-802, U-804, U-853, U-857, U-858, U-859 (+), U-861, U-863 (+), U-871 (+), U-921 (+), U-953, U-956, U-957, U-958, U-963, U-979, U-985, U-989, U-992, U-997, U-1004, U-1062 (+), U-1199, U-1221, U-1223, U-1227, U-1228.
83 boats at sea.


General Events on 19 September

1939

U-30 stops by Reykjavík, Iceland to drop off an injured sailor (Adolph Schmidt) from the attack on 14 Sep. The boat arrived at 0900 and left shortly after 1200 local time, heading back to Germany.


1949

U-1105 was sunk during explosives trials in the lower Potomac river.


1966

5 days after sinking with 19 dead, U-Hai (formerly U-2365) was raised from the bottom of the North Sea in position 55.15N, 04.22E and subsequently scrapped.

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