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 (0)||Laid down (4)||Launched (1)||Commissioned (2)|
|No U-boat orders on this date||1937: U-45 |
1943: U-298, U-1010
|1945: U-2367||1942: U-410 |
|These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.|
Allied Ships hit on this date
Attacks on this day
U-371. At 14.06 hrs the boat was located by HMS Felixstowe after the sinking of Fintra, approx. 30 nautical miles ENE of Algiers. The minesweeper dropped 25 depth charges in six attacks between 14.10 and 15.08 hrs and observed air bubbles rising to the surface after the second and sixth passes. Her commander considered the U-boat sunk, but U-371 was undamaged and escaped by moving closer to the coast and heading east. (ADM 199/1784)
1943: U-443 +, U-522 +
99 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, 23 February.
- For more information on Men lost from U-boats check out this page.
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 23 February
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-403, U-589
From St. Nazaire, France: U-71
U-boats entering base:
To Helgoland, Germany: U-592 (5 days)
To Lorient, France: U-109 (59 days), U-125 (68 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-85 (47 days), U-751 (41 days)
From Hammerfest, Norway: U-716
From Kristiansand: U-1061
From Lorient, France: U-618
From Trondheim, Norway: U-307
U-boats entering base:
To Kristiansand U-1061 (2 days)
To Lorient, France: U-547 (61 days)
To Toulon, France: U-967 (35 days)
From Kiel, Germany: U-242, U-326
From Stavanger, Norway: U-427, U-853 (lost 73 days later)
U-boats entering base:
To Flensburg, Germany: U-1230 (4 days)
To Horten, Norway: U-530 (5 days), U-1023 (4 days)
To Stavanger, Norway: U-427 (82 days)
U-boats at sea on 23 February
Boats entering port on this day are not counted, but boats departing for patrol are. (+) indicates the boat was lost during this patrol.
U-67, U-68, U-69, U-71, U-81, U-83, U-87, U-94, U-96, U-98, U-103, U-107, U-108, U-124, U-126, U-128, U-129, U-130, U-135, U-136, U-154, U-155, U-156, U-158, U-161, U-162, U-213, U-331, U-332, U-352, U-377, U-404, U-432, U-455, U-502, U-504, U-505, U-558, U-559, U-564, U-565, U-566, U-573, U-575, U-576, U-578, U-587 (+), U-588, U-652, U-653, U-656 (+), U-752.
52 boats at sea.
U-9, U-43, U-66, U-68, U-84, U-87 (+), U-89, U-91, U-92, U-103, U-106, U-107, U-108, U-118, U-119, U-135, U-155, U-156 (+), U-160, U-172, U-175, U-180, U-182 (+), U-183, U-185, U-186, U-190, U-202, U-211, U-214, U-218, U-223, U-226, U-228, U-229, U-230, U-251, U-255, U-258, U-264, U-303, U-332, U-338, U-355, U-358, U-359, U-371, U-375, U-376, U-377, U-382, U-383, U-403, U-405, U-406, U-407, U-409, U-410, U-432, U-435, U-437, U-439, U-445, U-447, U-448, U-454, U-456, U-458, U-459, U-460, U-461, U-462, U-468, U-504, U-506, U-508, U-509, U-510, U-511, U-513, U-515, U-516, U-518, U-521, U-523, U-525, U-526 (+), U-527, U-530, U-558, U-565, U-566, U-569, U-590, U-591, U-593, U-600, U-602, U-603, U-604, U-607, U-608, U-614, U-615, U-616, U-618, U-621, U-622, U-628, U-633 (+), U-634, U-638, U-641, U-642, U-653, U-657, U-659, U-664, U-665 (+), U-707, U-709, U-753, U-757, U-758, U-759, UD-3.
126 boats at sea.
U-9, U-18, U-19, U-20, U-66 (+), U-91 (+), U-123, U-154, U-168, U-170, U-178, U-183, U-188, U-212, U-214, U-218, U-230, U-256, U-257 (+), U-260, U-262, U-281, U-307, U-312, U-313, U-315, U-333, U-358 (+), U-361, U-362, U-366, U-407, U-410, U-413, U-421, U-425, U-437, U-441, U-445, U-448 (+), U-450 (+), U-455 (+), U-488 (+), U-510, U-516, U-518, U-532, U-539, U-546, U-549, U-550 (+), U-552, U-565, U-596, U-601 (+), U-608, U-616, U-618, U-621, U-650, U-673, U-674, U-713 (+), U-714, U-739, U-761 (+), U-764, U-802, U-843, U-845 (+), U-846, U-852 (+), U-952, U-956, U-962 (+), U-963, U-969, U-984, U-985, U-986 (+), U-989, U-990, U-1059 (+), U-1061, U-1062, UIT-22 (+), UIT-24.
87 boats at sea.
U-190, U-195, U-244, U-246 (+), U-260 (+), U-286, U-299, U-307, U-310, U-315, U-318, U-370, U-399 (+), U-475, U-483, U-510, U-532, U-681 (+), U-711, U-716, U-722 (+), U-739, U-773, U-775, U-843, U-853 (+), U-857 (+), U-861, U-866 (+), U-878, U-879 (+), U-907, U-927 (+), U-953, U-963, U-965, U-995, U-1002, U-1003 (+), U-1004, U-1005, U-1017, U-1018 (+), U-1019, U-1021 (+), U-1022, U-1058, U-1064, U-1104, U-1169 (+), U-1203, U-1208 (+), U-1233, U-1279 (+), U-1302 (+), U-2322, U-2324.
57 boats at sea.
General Events on 23 February
U-853 sailed from Stavanger on her final patrol.
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