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 (86)||Laid down (5)||Launched (7)||Commissioned (3)|
|1940: U-167, U-168, U-169, U-170, U-181, U-182, U-183, U-184, U-185, U-186, U-187, U-188, U-221, U-222, U-223, U-224, U-225, U-226, U-262, U-263, U-264, U-265, U-266, U-267, U-335, U-336, U-383, U-384, U-385, U-386, U-413, U-414, U-415, U-416, U-463, U-464, U-465, U-466, U-467, U-468, U-525, U-526, U-527, U-528, U-529, U-530, U-531, U-532, U-611, U-612, U-613, U-614, U-615, U-616, U-617, U-618, U-619, U-620, U-621, U-622, U-623, U-624, U-625, U-626, U-627, U-628, U-629, U-630, U-631, U-632, U-633, U-634, U-663, U-664, U-665, U-666, U-667, U-668, U-709, U-710, U-763, U-764, U-765, U-766, U-767, U-768||1938: U-43 |
1944: U-2339, U-3512
|1939: U-54 |
1941: U-165, U-334, U-377
|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-741||Palmgren||HMS LST-404 total loss||1,625||br||FTM-69|
|* 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
No attacks found on this date.
48 men died when this U-boat was lost. 1 men survived.
Survivors from U-boats almost always landed in allied captivity.
- 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, 15 August.
- For more information on Men lost from U-boats check out this page.
The following men were born on this day:
Wilhelm Gerlach (1905), Eberhard Friedrich Clemens Godt (1900), Horst Wilhelm Kessler (1914), Ernst Lottner (1920), Karl-Theodor Mayer (1921), Karl-Friedrich Merten (1905).
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 15 August
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 Wilhelmshaven, Germany: U-32
U-boats entering base:
To Lorient, France: U-557 (3 days)
From Harstad: U-251
From Kiel, Germany: U-91, U-175, U-179 (lost 55 days later), U-407, U-512 (lost 49 days later), U-659, U-756 (lost 18 days later)
From Kristiansand: U-514, U-515, U-516
From La Pallice: U-432
From Lorient, France: U-107
From Neidenfjord: U-456
From Pola: U-559
From St. Nazaire, France: U-69
U-boats entering base:
To Lorient, France: U-43 (43 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-71 (43 days)
U-boats at sea on 15 August
Boats entering port on this day are not counted, but boats departing for patrol are. (+) indicates the boat was lost during this patrol.
U-38, U-43, U-46, U-71, U-73, U-75, U-77, U-79, U-82, U-83, U-84, U-93, U-94, U-96, U-101, U-105, U-106, U-109, U-111 (+), U-123, U-124, U-125, U-126, U-129, U-139, U-145, U-201, U-202, U-204, U-205, U-206, U-331, U-371, U-501 (+), U-553, U-559, U-563, U-566, U-567, U-568, U-569, U-751.
42 boats at sea.
U-66, U-69, U-73, U-77, U-83, U-86, U-89, U-91, U-92, U-94 (+), U-98, U-107, U-108, U-109, U-116, U-125, U-129, U-130, U-132, U-134, U-135, U-154, U-155, U-160, U-162 (+), U-163, U-164, U-165 (+), U-171 (+), U-173, U-174, U-175, U-176, U-179 (+), U-205, U-209, U-214, U-217, U-251, U-254, U-255, U-256, U-331, U-333, U-355, U-373, U-403, U-405, U-406, U-407, U-432, U-435, U-438, U-454, U-456, U-457, U-458, U-461, U-462, U-463, U-464 (+), U-505, U-506, U-507, U-508, U-509, U-510, U-511, U-512 (+), U-513, U-514, U-515, U-516, U-517, U-553, U-558, U-564, U-566, U-569, U-572, U-586, U-590, U-593, U-594, U-595, U-596, U-597, U-598, U-600, U-601, U-604, U-605, U-607, U-609, U-653, U-654 (+), U-657, U-658, U-659, U-660, U-703, U-704, U-705 (+), U-752, U-755, U-756 (+).
106 boats at sea.
U-19, U-23, U-24, U-66, U-73, U-86, U-107, U-129, U-134 (+), U-161 (+), 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-230, U-255, U-257, U-262, U-269, U-277, U-302, U-307, U-333, U-340, U-354, U-358, U-373, U-380, U-382, U-387, U-403 (+), U-406, U-410, U-415, U-431, U-445, U-458 (+), U-466, U-508, U-510, U-516, U-532, U-533 (+), U-566, U-571, U-596, U-600, U-601, U-616, U-618, U-625, U-629, U-634 (+), U-639 (+), U-653, U-711, U-713, U-732, U-737, U-757, U-760, U-847 (+).
70 boats at sea.
U-18, U-170, U-218, U-228, U-244, U-245, U-275, U-278, U-300, U-307, U-344 (+), U-348, U-362 (+), U-363, U-365, U-394 (+), U-396, U-413 (+), U-445, U-480, U-481, U-484 (+), U-516, U-518, U-530, U-539, U-541, U-546, U-548, U-596, U-621 (+), U-650, U-667 (+), U-668, U-679, U-680, U-711, U-739, U-764, U-766, U-772, U-802, U-804, U-855 (+), U-858, U-859 (+), U-861, U-862, U-863 (+), U-953, U-957, U-963, U-979, U-989, U-997, U-1062 (+), U-1229 (+).
57 boats at sea.
1 boats at sea.
General Events on 15 August
U-205 rescued five Italian airmen from a rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean Sea about 40 miles north-north-west of Bone, Algeria at 1700 hrs. They were possibly from a Cant Z.1007 reconnaissance aircraft (51° Gruppo) which was shot down in aerial combat with FAA fighters while shadowing the Pedestal convoy to Malta in the evening on 11 August. All five survivors were badly injured.
U-155 had the youngest U-boat Commander during the war, Leutnant zur See Ludwig-Ferdinand von Friedeburg. He took over the command of U-155 on 15 August 1944. He was 20 years and 3 months old at the time.
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