Events on this day

22 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 (2) Launched (6) Commissioned (2)
No U-boat orders on this date1941: U-633
1944: U-2348
1938: U-39
1941: U-511
1942: U-194
1944: U-2339, U-2515, U-3508
1943: U-233U-287
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date

 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
 U-4Klot-HeydenfeldtMartti-Ragnar 2,262   fi
 U-7HeidelAkenside 2,694   br
 U-100SchepkeEmpire Airman 6,586   brHX-72
 U-100SchepkeFrederick S. Fales 10,525   brHX-72
 U-100SchepkeScholar 3,940   brHX-72
 U-100SchepkeSimla 6,031   nwHX-72
 U-31PrellbergUnion Jack 81   fa
 U-32JenischCollegian (d)7,886   brHX-72
 U-103WinterEdward Blyden 5,003   brSL-87
 U-103WinterNiceto de Larrinaga 5,591   brSL-87
 U-562HammErna III 1,590   brON-16
 U-68MertenSilverbelle 5,302   brSL-87
 U-435StrelowBellingham 5,345   amQP-14
 U-435StrelowGrey Ranger 3,313   brQP-14
 U-435StrelowOcean Voice 7,174   brQP-14
 U-582SchulteVibran 2,993   nw
 U-979MeermeierUSS Yukon (AF 9) (d)5,969   am
* 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-100. At the end of a very successful attack on convoy HX 72 in the Atlantic west of Ireland, the boat tried to hit Putney Hill with her last torpedo at 02.57 hrs, but missed, and was driven off by three rounds of shellfire from the merchantman. (Ritschel)


U-377. On 22 Sept a British B-24 Liberator (Sqdn 10) attacked U-377, wounding the commander. The boat had to return to port under the command of the I WO.

U-377 on arrival at Brest. The wounded commander, Oblt.z.S. Kluth is wearing a white cap, standing to the left of the flotilla commander

U-270. The pressure hull was cracked by depth charges in an attack by convoy escorts in mid Atlantic, forcing the boat to return to base. (Blair, vol 2, page 423)

U-boats lost

1943: U-229 +

50 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


The navigator was lost overboard from U-258. [Obersteuermann Heinrich Wittmann]

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Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Diethelm Balke (1919), Hans-Dieter Mohs (1919), Heimar Wedemeyer (1906).

The following men died on this day:
Rolf Heinrich Fritz Albrecht (1986), Kurt Neide (1980), Robert Schetelig (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 22 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.


From Kirkenes: U-566

U-boats entering base:
To Lorient, France: U-84 (45 days), U-109 (2 days)


From Kiel, Germany: U-353, U-662, U-706
From Lorient, France: U-106, U-116 (lost 15 days later), U-256
From Neidenfjord: U-601
From Skjomenfjord: U-405

U-boats entering base:
To La Pallice U-600 (71 days)


From St. Nazaire, France: U-264, U-267

U-boats entering base:
To Narvik, Norway: U-354 (50 days)
To Sevastopol U-20 (7 days)
To Skjomenfjord U-302 (55 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-575 (3 days)


From Kiel, Germany: U-716
From Narvik, Norway: U-737

U-boats entering base:
To Bergen, Norway: U-650 (32 days)
To Flensburg, Germany: U-539 (145 days)
To Horten, Norway: U-1003 (4 days)
To Kiel, Germany: U-716 (6 days)
To Narvik, Norway: U-293 (7 days)

U-boats at sea on 22 September

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


U-3, U-4, U-7, U-13, U-14, U-15, U-16, U-18, U-21, U-24, U-26, U-28, U-29, U-30, U-31, U-32, U-33, U-34, U-35, U-36, U-53.
21 boats at sea.


U-29, U-31, U-32, U-43, U-47, U-48, U-60, U-65, U-99, U-100, U-103, U-123, U-137, U-138.
14 boats at sea.


U-43, U-66, U-67, U-68, U-69, U-74, U-94, U-97, U-98, U-103, U-107, U-108, U-111 (+), U-124, U-125, U-132, U-201, U-203, U-204 (+), U-371, U-372, U-373, U-431, U-433, U-552, U-559, U-562, U-564, U-565, U-572, U-575.
31 boats at sea.


U-66, U-67, U-68, U-69, U-87, U-91, U-92, U-96, U-106, U-107, U-109, U-116 (+), 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-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-254, U-255, U-257, U-258, U-259, U-260, U-332, U-333, U-353, U-356, U-373, U-375, U-377, U-378, U-380, U-382, U-404, U-406, U-407, U-408, U-410, U-411, U-431, U-432, U-435, U-437, U-441, U-442, U-453, U-455, U-459, U-460, U-461, 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-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-606, U-607, U-608, U-610, U-615, U-617, U-618, U-619 (+), U-620, U-661 (+), U-662, U-703, U-706, U-753, U-755, UD-5.
117 boats at sea.


U-18, U-68, U-81, U-91, U-107, U-123, U-155, 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-221 (+), U-223, U-238, U-260, U-264, U-270, U-275, U-277, U-279 (+), U-305, U-307, U-336 (+), U-360, U-377, U-378 (+), U-386, U-387, U-389 (+), U-402 (+), U-410, U-419 (+), U-422 (+), U-448, U-455, 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-758, U-848 (+), U-952, U-960.
73 boats at sea.


U-92, U-155, U-170, U-190, U-195, U-218, U-219, U-242, U-244, U-245, U-248, U-256, U-260, U-262, U-278, U-281, U-290, U-294, U-296, U-307, U-309, U-312, U-313, U-315, U-348, U-370, U-382, U-398, U-425, U-479, U-480, U-481, U-482, U-516, U-518, U-530, U-534, U-541, U-546, U-547, U-548, 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-1001, U-1004, U-1062 (+), U-1199, U-1221, U-1223, U-1227.
79 boats at sea.

General Events on 22 September


From 22 to 30 Sep, 1943, U-387 assisted the weather observation ship Kehdingen (WBS 6) in setting up meteorological station Schatzgräber on Prince George Land, in the Franz Josef Archipelago west of Svalbard on the Arctic Circle.


U-1001 rescued 13 shipwrecked German soldiers from the Baltic and landed them at Libau on 2 October.


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