Events on this day

28 October

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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 (8) Launched (4) Commissioned (1)
No U-boat orders on this date1941: U-341, U-527
1942: U-243, U-346, U-478, U-1221
1944: U-2540, U-4702
1941: U-256
1942: U-953, U-954
1944: U-2345
1942: U-531
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date

 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
 U-59JürstLynx II 250   br
 U-59JürstSt. Nidan 565   br
 U-32JenischEmpress of Britain 42,348   br
 U-106RaschKing Malcolm 5,120   brSC-50
 U-432SchultzeUlea 1,574   brHG-75
 U-68MertenHazelside 5,297   br
 U-509WitteHopecastle (d)5,178   brSL-125
 U-509WitteNagpore 5,283   brSL-125
 U-606DöhlerGurney E. Newlin 8,225   amHX-212
 U-606DöhlerKosmos II (d)16,966   nwHX-212
 U-242 [Mine]PanckeRigel 1,495   fi
* 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.

U-boats lost

1943: U-220 +
1944: U-1226 +

112 men died when those 2 U-boats were lost on this date. 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, 28 October.

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

Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Werner Bender (1916), Peter Callsen (1911), Wilhelm Kiesewetter (1878), Friedrich Wittenberg (1918).

The following men died on this day:
Bruno Barber (1943), August-Wilhelm Claussen (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 28 October

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-578

U-boats entering base:
To St. Nazaire, France: U-206 (29 days)


From Brest, France: U-566
From Marviken: U-413

U-boats entering base:
To St. Nazaire, France: U-410 (63 days), U-455 (68 days), U-618 (58 days)


From Toulon, France: U-380

U-boats entering base:
To La Pallice U-275 (50 days)
To Narvik, Norway: U-355 (2 days)
To Toulon, France: U-371 (22 days)


From Bergen, Norway: U-1061
From Kiel, Germany: U-1053, U-1232

U-boats entering base:
To Bergen, Norway: U-299 (18 days), U-1061 (3 days)
To Flensburg, Germany: U-245 (76 days), U-518 (4 days), U-534 (4 days), U-714 (6 days)
To Horten, Norway: U-294 (2 days), U-1009 (2 days)
To Kristiansand U-806 (2 days), U-1202 (3 days)

U-boats at sea on 28 October

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


U-13, U-21, U-24, U-25, U-26, U-31, U-34, U-37, U-46, U-53, U-56, U-57, U-58, U-59, U-61.
15 boats at sea.


U-28, U-29, U-31 (+), U-32 (+), U-46, U-65, U-124.
7 boats at sea.


U-38, U-66, U-68, U-71, U-73, U-74, U-75, U-77, U-82, U-83, U-84, U-85, U-93, U-96, U-101, U-103, U-106, U-107, U-109, U-123, U-125, U-126, U-129, U-133, U-202, U-203, U-208, U-374, U-402, U-432, U-502, U-552, U-563, U-564, U-567, U-568, U-569, U-571, U-573, U-576, U-577, U-751, UA.
43 boats at sea.


U-24, U-43, U-67, U-68, U-69, U-71, U-73, U-77, U-81, U-84, U-87, U-89, U-92, U-98 (+), U-103, U-106, U-107, U-108, U-117, U-125, U-126, U-128, U-129, U-132 (+), U-134, U-154, U-156, U-159, U-160, U-161, U-163, U-172, U-174, U-177, U-178, U-181, U-183, U-185, U-203, U-205, U-212, U-218, U-224, U-260, U-263, U-301, U-332, U-356, U-377, U-381, U-382, U-383, U-402, U-409, U-413, U-431, U-436, U-437, U-438, U-440, U-441, U-442, U-443, U-454, U-458, U-459, U-462, U-463, U-504, U-505, U-506, U-508, U-509, U-510, U-511, U-514, U-516, U-518, U-519, U-520 (+), U-521, U-522, U-552, U-559 (+), U-563, U-564, U-565, U-566, U-571, U-572, U-575, U-586, U-590, U-602, U-604, U-605 (+), U-606, U-608, U-610, U-613, U-615, U-620, U-621, U-622, U-624, U-653, U-658 (+), U-659, U-660 (+), U-662, U-664, U-704, U-706, U-752, U-753, UD-5.
116 boats at sea.


U-9, U-18, U-23, U-24, U-68, U-73, U-91, U-103, U-123, U-129, U-154, U-155, U-168, U-170, U-183, U-188, U-190, U-193, U-211 (+), U-212, U-214, U-218, U-219, U-226 (+), U-228, U-231, U-256, U-262, U-267, U-271, U-280 (+), U-281, U-282 (+), U-306 (+), U-307, U-309, U-333, U-340 (+), U-343, U-354, U-358, U-360, U-373, U-380, U-387, U-391 (+), U-405 (+), U-413, U-415, U-424, U-426, U-437, U-441, U-448, U-450, U-455, U-466, U-488, U-505, U-516, U-518, U-530, U-532, U-536 (+), U-537, U-538 (+), U-542 (+), U-552, U-565, U-575, U-584 (+), U-586, U-592, U-593, U-603, U-608, U-642, U-648 (+), U-707 (+), U-709, U-714, U-731, U-732 (+), U-762, U-764, U-842 (+), U-843, U-848 (+), U-849 (+), U-953, U-956, U-963, U-966 (+), U-967, U-969.
95 boats at sea.


U-170, U-181, U-195, U-219, U-246, U-262, U-267, U-281, U-290, U-293, U-295, U-300, U-310, U-312, U-313, U-315, U-363, U-365, U-387, U-396, U-425, U-475, U-479 (+), U-483, U-541, U-546, U-636, U-668, U-680, U-722, U-771 (+), U-773, U-802, U-956, U-958, U-965, U-968, U-978, U-991, U-992, U-995, U-997, U-1001, U-1003, U-1061, U-1163, U-1199, U-1200 (+), U-1221, U-1223, U-1227, U-1228, U-1230, U-1231.
54 boats at sea.

General Events on 28 October


Convoy HX 84 sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

U-32 sank the largest ship to fall victim to U-boats, the 42,350 ton liner Empress of Britain, two days before being sunk herself.


U-586 made a ground reconnaissance of Jan Mayen Island in Mary Muss Bay.


U-712 was damaged when she hit the seabed.


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