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19 January

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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 (1) Launched (3) Commissioned (3)
No U-boat orders on this date1945: U-23711943: U-542
1944: U-1013
1945: U-4706
1943: U-170
1944: U-484U-1168
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date

 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
 U-55HeidelTelnes 1,694   nw
 U-59JürstQuiberon 1,296   fr
 U-9LüthPatria 1,188   sw
 U-123HardegenCiltvaira 3,779   le
 U-123HardegenCity of Atlanta 5,269   am
 U-123HardegenMalay (d)8,206   am
 U-123HardegenNorvana 2,677   am
 U-581PfeiferHMS Rosemonde 364   br
 U-66ZappLady Hawkins 7,988   ca
* 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-123. Kosmos II tried to ram the surfaced U-123 off Oregon Inlet. The U-boat was in shallow water, without any torpedoes left and one of the diesel engines out of order. The Germans managed to get the engine running when the ship was only 75m (246 ft) away and slowly out-distanced her at full speed.

U-boats lost

1944: U-641 +

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

There were no men lost from U-boats on this date, 19 January.

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

Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Heinz Emmrich (1913), Joachim Franze (1918), Fedor Kuscher (1919), Günther Rosenberg (1917).

The following men died on this day:
Alfred John (2000), Emil Klusmeier (1982), Horst Rendtel (1944), Heinrich-Andreas Schroeteler (2000).

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 January

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-505
From Lorient, France: U-67, U-156, U-502

U-boats entering base:
To Bergen, Norway: U-352 (5 days)
To Messina, Italy: U-375 (3 days)


From Lorient, France: U-504

U-boats entering base:
To La Pallice U-134 (97 days)


From Bergen, Norway: U-985
From Bordeaux, France: UIT-22
From La Pallice: U-263 (lost 2 days later)
From Toulon, France: U-223, U-230

U-boats entering base:
To Konstanza, Rumania: U-19 (29 days)
To Toulon, France: U-343 (25 days)


From Batavia: U-195
From Bergen, Norway: U-1276

U-boats entering base:
To Kalundborg U-2324 (2 days)

U-boats at sea on 19 January

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


U-9, U-15, U-18, U-19, U-22, U-23, U-25, U-31, U-32, U-34, U-44, U-51, U-55 (+), U-57, U-59, U-60, U-61.
17 boats at sea.


U-38, U-93, U-94, U-96, U-105, U-106, U-123, U-124.
8 boats at sea.


U-43, U-66, U-67, U-69, U-71, U-73, U-82 (+), U-84, U-85, U-86, U-87, U-94, U-97, U-98, U-103, U-106, U-107, U-108, U-109, U-123, U-125, U-128, U-130, U-132, U-133, U-134, U-135, U-156, U-203, U-205, U-331, U-333, U-372, U-402, U-404, U-453, U-454, U-455, U-502, U-504, U-505, U-552, U-553, U-561, U-564, U-566, U-571, U-572, U-575, U-578, U-581 (+), U-582, U-585, U-586, U-587, U-588, U-591, U-654, U-656, U-701, U-751, U-753, U-754.
63 boats at sea.


U-24, U-43, U-66, U-69 (+), U-71, U-83, U-87 (+), U-96, U-105, U-109, U-117, U-123, U-124, U-125, U-156 (+), U-160, U-175, U-176, U-177, U-182 (+), U-186, U-187 (+), U-201 (+), U-202, U-205, U-214, U-217, U-218, U-223, U-226, U-257, U-258, U-260, U-262, U-264, U-266, U-267, U-268 (+), U-302, U-303, U-333, U-358, U-381, U-383, U-384, U-402, U-403, U-404, U-407, U-413, U-414, U-431, U-436, U-438, U-440, U-441, U-442 (+), U-444, U-453, U-454, U-455, U-456, U-459, U-463, U-465, U-466, U-504, U-506, U-509, U-510, U-511, U-514, U-516, U-518, U-521, U-522 (+), U-525, U-553 (+), U-558, U-571, U-572, U-575, U-584, U-594, U-598, U-606 (+), U-607, U-609 (+), U-613, U-614, U-620 (+), U-622, U-624 (+), U-625, U-629, U-631, U-632, U-662, U-704, U-706, U-707, U-752.
102 boats at sea.


U-20, U-24, U-66 (+), U-123, U-129, U-177 (+), U-178, U-188, U-193, U-212, U-223, U-230, U-257 (+), U-260, U-263 (+), U-271 (+), U-278, U-281, U-283 (+), U-302, U-309, U-311, U-360, U-364 (+), U-380, U-382, U-386 (+), U-390, U-392, U-406 (+), U-425, U-441, U-453, U-455, U-471, U-510, U-516, U-530, U-532, U-539, U-543, U-545 (+), U-547, U-549, U-571 (+), U-592 (+), U-601, U-621, U-642, U-650, U-666 (+), U-731, U-737, U-739, U-741, U-758, U-762 (+), U-763, U-764, U-845 (+), U-846, U-852 (+), U-953, U-960, U-965, U-969, U-976, U-981, U-984, U-985, U-989, U-1060, U-1062.
73 boats at sea.


U-195, U-242, U-244, U-245, U-275, U-278, U-285, U-286, U-290, U-293, U-295, U-299, U-313, U-325, U-348, U-370, U-427, U-480 (+), U-485, U-510, U-532, U-636, U-739, U-745 (+), U-764, U-806, U-825, U-843, U-861, U-862, U-869 (+), U-870, U-905, U-907, U-956, U-963, U-992, U-1001, U-1009, U-1014 (+), U-1017, U-1051 (+), U-1053, U-1055, U-1058, U-1172 (+), U-1199 (+), U-1203, U-1208 (+), U-1230, U-1231, U-1232, U-1233, UIT-24.
54 boats at sea.

General Events on 19 January

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