Events on this day

29 November

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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 (1) Commissioned (3)
No U-boat orders on this date1941: U-735, U-736
1944: U-3039
1941: U-4621941: U-255U-379
1943: U-679
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date

 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
 U-20 [Mine]MoehleIonian 3,114   brFN-43
 U-43LüthThornliebank 5,569   brOS-12
 U-161AchillesTjileboet 5,760   nlON-145
 U-20GrafenPeredovik (d)1,846   sj
* 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-24. While patrolling in the Black Sea, Turkish coastal artillery fired three rounds at U-24, forcing her to dive. The commander stated that the boat was 7 or 8 nautical miles away from the Turkish coast at the time.


U-764. On 29 Nov. 1943 E of the Azores in position 39.33N, 19.01W, aircraft of the US escort carrier USS Bogue depth charged a contact. This attack was thought to have destroyed U-86.

The target was in fact U-764, which escaped unscathed.

(1996-12-01, Eric Zimmerman)

U-boats lost

1939: U-35
1943: U-86 +

50 men died when those 2 U-boats were lost on this date. 43 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


A man was lost overboard on this day. [ObGfr Friedrich Witzkonski]

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

Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Adolf Gundlach (1922), Freimut Richter (1921).

The following men died on this day:
Walter Schug (1943), Friedrich Steinfeldt (1945).

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 29 November

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-58

U-boats entering base:
To Kiel, Germany: U-49 (21 days)


U-boats entering base:
To Lorient, France: U-93 (23 days)


From Brest, France: U-563
From Kiel, Germany: U-127 (lost 17 days later)
From Kirkenes: U-578
From Salamis, Greece: U-79
From St. Nazaire, France: U-71, U-206 (lost days later)

U-boats entering base:
To Brest, France: U-572 (31 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-98 (32 days)
To Stettin U-38 (7 days)


From Brest, France: U-443
From La Spezia, Italy: U-453, U-593
From Lorient, France: U-164 (lost 39 days later)

U-boats entering base:
To La Pallice U-263 (34 days)
To Narvik, Norway: U-625 (26 days)


From La Pallice: U-275
From St. Nazaire, France: U-757

U-boats entering base:
To Brest, France: U-426 (56 days)
To Toulon, France: U-593 (5 days)


From Bergen, Norway: U-485

U-boats at sea on 29 November

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


U-21, U-26, U-28, U-29, U-31, U-38, U-41, U-43, U-47, U-48, U-53, U-56, U-58, U-61.
14 boats at sea.


U-29, U-37, U-43, U-47, U-52, U-65, U-94, U-95, U-99, U-101, U-103, U-138, U-140.
13 boats at sea.


U-43, U-67, U-68, U-69, U-79, U-81, U-96, U-105, U-124, U-126, U-127 (+), U-129, U-131 (+), U-201, U-205, U-206 (+), U-331, U-332, U-372, U-375, U-402, U-431, U-434 (+), U-451, U-453, U-557, U-558, U-559, U-562, U-563, U-565, U-574 (+), U-575, U-584, U-652, U-752, UA.
37 boats at sea.


U-9, U-24, U-43, U-67, U-68, U-77, U-81, U-83, U-84, U-86, U-91, U-92, U-103, U-105, U-106, U-109, U-118, U-124, U-126, U-128, U-129, U-130, U-134, U-135, U-154, U-155, U-159, U-160, U-161, U-163, U-164 (+), U-172, U-174, U-176, U-177, U-178, U-181, U-183, U-185, U-209, U-211, U-212, U-217, U-221, U-224, U-254 (+), U-262, U-264, U-332, U-334, U-336, U-354, U-373, U-375, U-376, U-378, U-380, U-383, U-405, U-439, U-443, U-445, U-453, U-454, U-455, U-460, U-461, U-462, U-465, U-504, U-505, U-507 (+), U-508, U-510, U-513, U-515, U-518, U-519, U-521, U-522, U-524, U-552, U-553, U-561, U-562, U-564, U-565, U-566, U-569, U-586, U-592, U-593, U-600, U-601, U-603, U-604, U-606, U-608, U-610, U-611 (+), U-615, U-618, U-623, U-624, U-628, U-653, U-657, U-663, U-752, U-753, U-758, UD-3.
112 boats at sea.


U-9, U-19, U-20, U-68, U-92, U-103, U-107, U-129, U-154, U-155, U-170, U-172 (+), U-178, U-190, U-193, U-212, U-214, U-218, U-219, U-223, U-228, U-230, U-238, U-262, U-269, U-275, U-277, U-284 (+), U-307, U-311, U-333, U-354, U-358, U-360, U-364 (+), U-387, U-391 (+), U-407, U-415, U-421, U-424, U-445, U-453, U-471, U-488, U-510, U-515, U-516, U-518, U-530, U-537, U-541, U-543, U-544 (+), U-552, U-586, U-616, U-618, U-625, U-629, U-636, U-653, U-667, U-672, U-713, U-714, U-734, U-741, U-757, U-761, U-764, U-801, U-843, U-850 (+), U-962, U-963, U-967, U-969, U-976, U-981.
80 boats at sea.


U-170, U-181, U-195, U-219, U-286, U-293, U-295, U-296, U-297 (+), U-299, U-300, U-310, U-313, U-315, U-318, U-322 (+), U-363, U-365 (+), U-387 (+), U-396, U-400 (+), U-475, U-481, U-485, U-486, U-510, U-637, U-650, U-668, U-679 (+), U-680, U-772 (+), U-775, U-806, U-862, U-870, U-877 (+), U-958, U-965, U-978, U-979, U-991, U-997, U-1003, U-1020 (+), U-1053, U-1163, U-1202, U-1209 (+), U-1223, U-1227, U-1228, U-1230, U-1231, U-1232.
55 boats at sea.

General Events on 29 November

Birth of Admiral Sir Max Horton, British WW1 submarine ace and strategic opponent of Karl Dönitz in the war against U-boats in the Battle of the Atlantic.


U-921 collided with the German ship Christiane Sinding while on training exercises in the Baltic.


Convoy JW 62 sailed from Loch Ewe, Scotland.

U-1230 landed two German agents at Hancock Point in the Gulf of Maine, USA.


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