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German Ship Losses 1944

This page records the details of every German ship lost during WW2, including pictures where possible. Every type of ship is here, warships, submarines, MTBs, tankers, cargo, passenger, troopships and so on, totalling nearly 750. Much of this information was kindly provided by Michael W Pocock at www.maritimequest.com - thank you Michael !

The link from the warship name will show the location of the sinking on a map of the world - note not all are known. There are also links to extract warship or merchant ship losses by month.

If the results of the search display the records for only one ship, then a photo will be shown if available. I have pics for most of the cruisers and capital ships, any other pics sent to me to help complete the database would be much appreciated.

Note: more information may also be available for RN and US losses under the Misc menu.

Germany

ShipDateTimeEventCauseResultDeathsSurvivorsAttacked byOperationLocation
Sperrbrecher 1811944-01-06 Bombs / GunfireDamaged Victorious (HMS Carrier) Furious (HMS Carrier)Norway

Germany Anti-Aircraft Ship

ShipDateTimeEventCauseResultDeathsSurvivorsAttacked byOperationLocation
Niobe1944-07-161620Sunk north of Kotka, Gulf of Finland, by Russian air attack 60 men lost; the German Navy estimated that 102 attack aircraft and 30 fighters took part in the strike, which began at 1545 Europe

Germany Battleship

ShipDateTimeEventCauseResultDeathsSurvivorsAttacked byOperationLocation
Tirpitz1944-11-120941-0943Sunk off Haakoy Island, Tromso, by RAF air attack (Bomber Command Lancasters of 9 and 617 Squadrons); hit by three 12,0001b (5.4-tonne) bombs, capsized at 0952 - over 1,000 men lost. The last major German warship outside the Baltic was destroyed on 12 November 1944. The battleship Tirpitz had spent her entire operational career in Norwegian waters, making just three sorties of any significance in nearly three years but exerting an influence which could not be measured against miles steamed. First seriously damaged (by midget submarine attack) in September 1943, she was thereafter repeatedly damaged by air attack. On 15 September 1944 an RAF raid scored a hit which wrecked her bow; unfit for operations, the Tirpitz was towed to Tromso, where she was moored as a floating fortress. Europe

Germany Cargo

ShipDateTimeEventCauseResultDeathsSurvivorsAttacked byOperationLocation
Wesergau1944-04-06 TorpedoSunk Ula P-66 (Norwegian sub)Bergen; Norway
Bahia1944-04-22 TorpedoSunk Ula P-66 (Norwegian sub)Lister; Norway
Luneburg1944-04-28 TorpedoSunk Sportsman P-229 (HMS Sub)N of Iraklion; Crete
Reaumur1944-06-06 GunfireSunkSickle P-224 (HMS Sub) 29mi NNW of the northern tip of Andros Island; G

Germany Corvette

ShipDateTimeEventCauseResultDeathsSurvivorsAttacked byOperationLocation
Uj.2011944-02-29Damaged at Monfalcone by air raid; not repaired before the end of the war Med
Uj.2051944-03-27Sunk at Venice by USAAF air raid Europe
Uj.60811944-08-150440sunk south of Port Cros, off Toulon, by 5in gunfire of US destroyer Somers. US boarding party removed charts and orders before the corvette sank - 99 men rescued. A second U-jager (the ex-French Escahoet) was sunk in this action Med
Uj.22231944-08-17Sunk at Genoa by USAAF air raid Med
Uj.60821944-08-170500Sunk in the Bay of Ciotat, 15 miles (28 km) east of Marseilles, by 6in gunfire of RN gunboats Aphis and Scarab and 5in gunfire of US destroyer Endicott. Med
Uj.60851944-09-04Sunk at Genoa by USAAF air raid, The destroyer TA.33 approaching completion, was damaged beyond repair in the same raid Med
Uj.2081944-11-012230Sunk west of Pag Island, Adriatic (44-34N 14-44E) by 4in gunfire of RN escort destroyers Avon Vale and Wheatland, 71 men rescued by the RN from the three ships Med
Uj.2021944-11-012230Sunk west of Pag Island, Adriatic (44-34N 14-44E) by 4in gunfire of RN escort destroyers Avon Vale and Wheatland, 71 men rescued by the RN from the three ships Med

Germany Cruiser

ShipDateTimeEventCauseResultDeathsSurvivorsAttacked byOperationLocation
Leipzig1944-10-15Damaged in collision off Gdynia with cruiser Prinz Eugen, not repaired Europe

Germany Destroyer

ShipDateTimeEventCauseResultDeathsSurvivorsAttacked byOperationLocation
Z.321944-06-090420Damaged by 4.7in gunfire of RCN destroyers Haida and Huron and driven ashore on the Ile de Batz, after all ammunition and torpedoes expended - approximately 30 men lost. Subsequently destroyed by RAF air attack (Coastal Command Beaufighters of 144 and 404 Squadrons - rocket projectiles). Z.24 and T.24 were both damaged but escaped to Brest Europe
ZH.l1944-06-090210Damaged and brought to a stop west of the Ile de Batz (48-47N 04-07W) by 4.7in gunfire; torpedoed by RN destroyer Ashanti. 140 survivors rescued by RN ships, 29 reached the Ile de Batz Europe
Z.231944-08-21Decommissioned 0930, unseaworthy pm: Sunk at La Pallice (46-10N 01-12W) by RAF Coastal Command air attack Europe
Z.241944-08-24pmSeverely damaged off Le Verdon (45-31N 01-06W) by RAF air attack (Coastal Command Beaufighters of 236 and 404 Squadrons); capsized and sank at 0100 on the 25th Europe
Z.371944-08-25(Damaged and out of commission) Scuttled in drydock at Bordeaux Europe
Z.351944-12-120155Mined in same field as Z.36 (59-34N 24-49E), struck 2 mines and blew up Europe
Z.361944-12-120151Mined 12 miles 22 km north-east of Reval (59-37N 24-51E); sank on fire at 0215. The German 6. Zerstorer-Flotille was ordered to thicken up the existing minefields off Reval (Tallinn) on the night of 11/12 December 1944, to close the channels used by Russian ships leaving and entering Reval. In rough weather two of the ships ran into one of these minefields and were lost - the weather and the danger from the mines prevented rescue by the one remaining destroyer (Z.43) and two torpedo-boats and there were no survivors. Europe

Germany Escort

ShipDateTimeEventCauseResultDeathsSurvivorsAttacked byOperationLocation
SG.31944-08-06Severely damaged by gunfire in the above action and, during daylight on the 6th, at Les Sables d'Olonne, Brittany, by RAF air attack (Coastal Command Beaufighters of 236 Squadron) - burned out Europe
SG.251944-08-15Sunk at Toulon by USAAF air raid Med
SG.211944-08-15Sunk at Toulon by USAAF air raid Med
SG.161944-08-21(Not in commission) Scuttled at Marseilles Med
SG.141944-08-241645Sunk off Capraia (40-35N 14-12E) by air attack Med
K.21944-10-090715Torpedoed west of Egersund (58-17N 05-45E) by RAF aircraft (Coastal Command Beaufighters of the Banff Wing); stern destroyed and towed to port. At Delfzijl, out of commission, in May 1945 Europe

Germany Ex Battleship

ShipDateTimeEventCauseResultDeathsSurvivorsAttacked byOperationLocation
Zahringen1944-12-18 Sank in shallow water; raised and sunk as blockship on Mar.26; 1945 Wreck scrapped in 1949. BombsSunkRAF AircraftGotenhafen; Poland

Germany Minesweeper

ShipDateTimeEventCauseResultDeathsSurvivorsAttacked byOperationLocation
M.4511944-01-31Ran aground near Porkkala, Finland, in a storm - total loss Europe
M.1561944-02-061045Sunk at Abervrach, Brittany, by RAF air attack (No 266 Squadron - Typhoons) Europe
M.101944-03-142145Sunk 3 miles (5,500m) off Dunkirk by RN MTB 353 in an attack on a convoy Europe
M.4591944-04-10Sunk off Narva, Gulf of Finland, by Russian air attacks. M.413 was badly damaged but reached harbour Europe
M.5531944-04-21Mined in the Baltic Europe
M.3721944-05-12Sunk off Swinemunde (54-41N 12-31E) by Russian air attack Europe
M.4351944-05-14Sunk north of Ameland (53-35N 05-43E) by RAF Coastal Command (Langham Wing) air attack Europe
M.5151944-05-22Mined west of Fehmarn, W. Baltic (54-34N 10-45E) by RAF-laid ground mine Europe
M.391944-05-240240Torpedoed by RN MTBs 354 and 361 off Dunkirk Europe
M.131944-05-31Mined in the Gironde estuary Europe
M.371944-06-040010Torpedoed off Narva, Gulf of Finland, by Russian MTBs Europe
M.3431944-06-140230Sunk south of Jersey by 4.7in gunfire of RN destroyer Ashanti and Polish Piorun. M.412 was badly damaged in this running battle Europe
M.831944-06-140140Sunk off Cap de la Hague by 4.7in gunfire of RN destroyer Ashanti and Polish Piorun - 24 men rescued Europe
M.5501944-06-152300Sunk at Boulogne by RAF air raid (274 Lancasters and Halifaxes). Seven R-boats and 17 miscellaneous auxiliaries and small craft also sunk Europe
M.5071944-06-152300Sunk at Boulogne by RAF air raid (274 Lancasters and Halifaxes). Seven R-boats and 17 miscellaneous auxiliaries and small craft also sunk Europe
M.4021944-06-152300Sunk at Boulogne by RAF air raid (274 Lancasters and Halifaxes). Seven R-boats and 17 miscellaneous auxiliaries and small craft also sunk Europe
M.1031944-06-150557Sunk off the Ems estuary (53-35N 06-16E) by RAF air attack (Coastal Command Beaufighters of North Coates and Langham Wings). E-boat depot ship Nachtigall and brand-new MV also sunk Europe
M.5461944-06-17Sunk north-west of Boulogne by air attack (possibly No 415 Squadron RCAF). Europe
M.1331944-06-180200Torpedoed south-west of Jersey by RN MTBs 727 and 748, towed to St. Malo - not repaired and scuttled on 6 August Europe
M.5381944-06-21Severely damaged off Viborg by Russian air attack and towed to Konigsberg - laid up, unrepaired, and scuttled in April 1945 Europe
M.4691944-07-04amTorpedoed north-west of Vlieland (53-21N 04-57E) by RN MTB 458; blew up when hit by two torpedoes Europe
M.2641944-07-18Sunk off the estuary of the Weser, N. Germany, by RAF Coastal Command air attack (North Coates Wing). Three merchant vessels and a patrol launch were also sunk by this strike Europe
M.201944-07-20Sunk in Narva Bay, Gulf of Finland, by Russian air attack Europe
M.4131944-07-21Sunk off Narva by Russian air attack Europe
M.30711944-07-212100Sunk north of Spiekeroog (53-53N 07-55E) by RAF air attack (first successful dusk strike by Coastal Command Beaufighter Wing). The German convoy consisted of 9 merchant vessels escorted by 21 minor warships - one merchant vessel was sunk Europe
M.3251944-08-04Sunk at Pauillac, Gironde, by RAF air raid Europe
M.4221944-08-041945Capsized at Pauillac following air raid Europe
M.2711944-08-04Sunk at Pauillac, Gironde, by RAF air raid Europe
M.1331944-08-06(Damaged by MTB - see 17/18 June) Scuttled at St. Malo Europe
M.4861944-08-060040Sunk 32 miles (60 km) south-south-west of St. Nazaire by 5.25in gunfire of RN cruiser Bellona and 4.7in gunfire of RN destroyers Ashanti and Tartar and RCN destroyers Haida and Iroquois. Four small ships in German convoy also sunk Europe
M.2631944-08-060040Sunk 32 miles (60 km) south-south-west of St. Nazaire by 5.25in gunfire of RN cruiser Bellona and 4.7in gunfire of RN destroyers Ashanti and Tartar and RCN destroyers Haida and Iroquois. Four small ships in German convoy also sunk Europe
M.4381944-08-08pmSunk off Noirmoutiers, south of St. Nazaire, by RAF air attack (Coastal Command Beaufighters of Nos 236 and 404 Squadrons) Europe
M.4281944-08-08pmSunk off Noirmoutiers, south of St. Nazaire, by RAF air attack (Coastal Command Beaufighters of Nos 236 and 404 Squadrons) Europe
M.3671944-08-08pmSunk off Noirmoutiers, south of St. Nazaire, by RAF air attack (Coastal Command Beaufighters of Nos 236 and 404 Squadrons) Europe
M.3661944-08-08pmSunk off Noirmoutiers, south of St. Nazaire, by RAF air attack (Coastal Command Beaufighters of Nos 236 and 404 Squadrons) Europe
M.3841944-08-11(Damaged) Scuttled at Nantes as no tug available to evacuate her Europe
M.841944-08-11(Damaged and in dock) Scuttled at Le Havre Europe
M.271944-08-111955Mined off Pauillac, Gironde (45-15N 01-15W) - 41 men lost Europe
M.3701944-08-12Sunk off Royan by RAF air attack (Coastal Command Mosquitoes of 235 and 248 Squadrons - bombs) Europe
M.4681944-08-120400Mined off Namsos (64-29N 10-31E) - probably on drifting mine Med
M.3831944-08-130620Sunk off Langeroog (53-50N 07-45E) by RAF air attack (Coastal Command Beaufighters of the Langham Wing and 254 Squadron) Europe
M.2061944-08-14(Damaged by air attack on 4 August) Scuttled at St. Malo Europe
M.4441944-08-14Sunk in Brest Roads - possibly mined during RAF Bomber Command air raid Europe
M.3851944-08-150300Damaged off Sables d'Olonne, north-west of La Pallice, Brittany, by 6in gunfire of RN cruiser Mauritius and 4.7in gunfire of RN destroyer Ursa and RCN destroyer Iroquois, beached as a total loss. A Sperrbrecher (No. 157) and a small coaster were also sunk; M.275 badly damaged by gunfire but reached La Pallice Europe
M.2921944-08-21Sunk off Le Verdon, at the entrance to the Gironde, by RAF air attack (Coastal Command Mosquitoes of 235 and 248 Squadrons) Europe
M.3631944-08-25scuttled at Bordeaux(Mined 0020/17 August in Gironde) Europe
M.4631944-08-25Scuttled at Bordeaux with M.262, etc. Europe
M.3441944-08-25scuttled at Bordeaux Europe
M.3041944-08-25scuttled at Bordeaux(Mined 18 August in Gironde) Europe
M.2621944-08-25scuttled at Bordeaux.These scuttlings marked the end of the German Navy's surface forces on the English Channel and French Atlantic coasts. Of the 38 ubiquitous 'M'-class minesweepers based in French waters on 6 June 1944, only one (M.155) escaped to return to Germany. Twenty-one were either sunk by Allied action or scuttled. The remainder were paid off and their crews and removable weapons used for local defence; after the war, these sixteen ships were repaired and entered service with Allied navies. Europe
M.3471944-08-252100Torpedoed off Schiermonnikoog (53-34N 06-01E) by RAF aircraft (Coastal Command Beaufighters of the Langham and North Coates Wings) Europe
M.2661944-08-26Sunk at Kiel by RAF air raid; salvaged and returned to service (see 11 March 1945) Europe
M.2761944-09-05Scuttled at the mouth of the Schelde Europe
M.2741944-09-05Scuttled at the mouth of the Schelde Europe
M.4621944-09-12Sunk off Lister, S, Norway, by RAF Coastal Command air attack (Banff Wing). One of the ships was torpedoed and the other sunk by rockets; two more M-class were claimed as seriously damaged Europe
M.4261944-09-12Sunk off Lister, S, Norway, by RAF Coastal Command air attack (Banff Wing). One of the ships was torpedoed and the other sunk by rockets; two more M-class were claimed as seriously damaged Europe
M.1321944-09-202235Torpedoed off Egeroy, Norway (58-27N 05-51E) by RN submarine Sceptre Europe
M.3031944-10-11Sunk off Kiberg, N. Norway, by Russian MTBs Europe
M.311944-10-21Sunk off Honningsvaag, N. Norway, by Russian MTBs Europe
M.4711944-10-25Sunk in the Marsdiep, Den Helder, by RAF Coastal Command air attack (North Coates and Langham Wings - rockets) Europe
M.4331944-10-27Sunk off Vegafjord (65-30N 12-00E) by RN carrier aircraft (HMS Implacable) Europe
M.4271944-11-122359Sunk off Listerfjord, south-east of Egersund (58-14N 06-12E) by gunfire of RN cruiser Kent (8in), cruiser Bellona (5.25in) and destroyers Verulam and Algonquin (4.7in) and Myngs and Zambesi (4.5in). Two transports and two armed trawlers were also sunk by the striking force Europe
M.4161944-11-122359Sunk off Listerfjord, south-east of Egersund (58-14N 06-12E) by gunfire of RN cruiser Kent (8in), cruiser Bellona (5.25in) and destroyers Verulam and Algonquin (4.7in) and Myngs and Zambesi (4.5in). Two transports and two armed trawlers were also sunk by the striking force Europe
M.5841944-11-29Mined in the Kattegat (56-53N 10-48E) on RAF-laid mine Europe
M.4891944-12-23Torpedoed off Mosterhavn, Bommelnfjord, Norway by Norwegian MTBs Europe
M.4451944-12-31Sunk at Hamburg by RAF air raidEurope

Germany Sailing Vessel

ShipDateTimeEventCauseResultDeathsSurvivorsAttacked byOperationLocation
Grauer Ort1944-03-31 TorpedoSunk Sportsman P-229 (HMS Sub)off Cape Maleas; Greece

Germany Submarine

ShipDateTimeEventCauseResultDeathsSurvivorsAttacked byOperationLocation
U-4261944-01-08 Depth ChargesSunk51 RAAF Sunderland 10 Sqd.W of Nantes; France
U-7571944-01-08 Depth ChargesSunk49 Bayntum K-310 (HMS) Camrose K-154 (HMCS)SW of Iceland
U-811944-01-09Raised Apr. 22; 1944 and scrapped BombsSunk2US AircraftPola Harbor
U-2311944-01-13 Depth ChargesSunk743 RAF Wellington 172 SqdnNE of Azores
U-5441944-01-16 BombsSunk57 USN Avenger of VC-13 from USS Guadalcanal CVE-60NW of the Azores
U-3771944-01-17 Some sources indicate sunk by own torpedo Jan. 15; 1944 and another indicates sunk by USN A/C from USS Santee CVE-29 Depth ChargesSunk52 Wanderer D-74 (HMS) Glenarm K-258 (HMS)SW Ireland
U-6411944-01-19 Depth ChargesSunk50Violet K-35 (HMS)SW of Ireland
U-2631944-01-20Lost during deep diving test AccidentSunk51Off La Rochelle; France
U-2711944-01-28 Depth ChargesSunk51 USAAF B-24 from VB-103W of Limerick; Ireland
U-5711944-01-28 Depth ChargesSunk52 RAAF Sunderland 461 SqdnW of Ireland
U-3641944-01-29 Depth ChargesSunk49RAF HalifaxAtlantic
U-3141944-01-30 Depth ChargesSunk49 Whitehall D-94 (HMS) Meteor G-74 (HMS)SE of Bear Island
U-5921944-01-31 Depth ChargesSunk49 Starling U-66 (HMS) Wild Goose U-82 (HMS) MagpieSW Ireland
U-8541944-02-04 MineSunk517 N of Swinemunde Germany
U-1771944-02-06 Depth ChargesSunk5015 USAAF B-24 from VB-107W of Ascension Island
U-7621944-02-08 Depth ChargesSunk51 Woodpecker U-08 (HMS) Wild Goose U-45 (HMS)Atlantic
U-2381944-02-09 Depth ChargesSunk50 Kite U-87 (HMS) Magpie U-82 (HMS) Starling U-66 (463mi E of Lands End
U-7341944-02-09 Depth ChargesSunk49 Wild Goose U-45 (HMS) Starling U-66 (HMS)474mi E of Lands End
U-5451944-02-10 Scuttled after being damaged by RAF Wellington bomber 612 sdn Survivors PU by U-714 Scuttled156 234mi NNE Barra Island; Outer Hebrides; Scotland
U-2831944-02-11 Depth ChargesSunk49 RCAF Wellington Bomber 407 Sdn SW Torshavin; Faroe Islands
U-4241944-02-11 Depth ChargesSunk50 Wild Goose U-45 (HMS) Woodpecker U-08 (HMS) 556mi W Lands End; Cornwall; England
U-7381944-02-14 CollisionSunk2224Erna (SS)Gdynia; Poland
UIT-231944-02-14 ex Italian boat Reginoldo Giuliani captured by the Germans at Singapore on Sept. 10; 1943 after Italy capitulated TorpedoSunk2614Tally Ho P-317 (HMS SS) Strait of Malacca 58 mi S of Pinang Island; Malay
U-4061944-02-18 Depth ChargesSunk1245Spey K-246 (HMS FG)Atlantic
U-71944-02-18Training accident Diving AccidentSunk29 near Pillau Poland
U-2641944-02-19 Depth ChargesSunk Woodpecker U-08 (HMS Sloop) Starling U-66 (HMS SAtlantic
U-3861944-02-19 Depth ChargesSunk3316Spey K-246 (HMS FG)Atlantic
U-2571944-02-24 Sunk30
U-7131944-02-24 Sunk50
U-7611944-02-24 Sunk9
U-6011944-02-25 Sunk51
U-911944-02-26 Sunk36
U-3581944-03-01 Sunk50
U-6031944-03-01 Sunk51
U-7091944-03-01 Sunk52
U-4721944-03-04 Sunk23
U-3661944-03-05 Sunk50
U-7441944-03-06 An estimated 290 depth charges were used against this boat. The most ever against one boat. Sunk1240Atlantic
U-9731944-03-06 Sunk51
U-3431944-03-10 Sunk51
U-4501944-03-10 Sunk42
U-6251944-03-10 Sunk53
U-8451944-03-10 Sunk10
U-3801944-03-11 Sunk1
U-4101944-03-11 Sunk
U-4101944-03-11 Sunk
U-5751944-03-13 Sunk18
U-5751944-03-13 Sunk
U-6531944-03-15 Sunk51
U-3921944-03-16 Sunk52
U-10131944-03-17Training accident CollisionSunk2524U-286Europe
U-8011944-03-17 Sunk10
U-9761944-03-25 Sunk4
U-9611944-03-29 Sunk49
U-2231944-03-30 Was under D/C attack since Mar 29. Sank HMS Laforey F-99 just before being sunk by escorts Sunk23Med
U-3601944-04-02 Sunk51
U-2881944-04-03 Sunk49
U-3351944-04-04 Missing52
U-3021944-04-06 Sunk51
U-4551944-04-06 Missing51
U-4551944-04-06Sunk by own mines MineSunk51Spezia
U-8561944-04-07 Sunk27
U-21944-04-08 CollisionSunk1618Frose (trawler)W of Pilau
U-9621944-04-08 Sunk50
U-5151944-04-09 Sunk16
U-681944-04-10 Sunk56
U-4481944-04-14 Sunk9
U-5501944-04-16Ships of the USCG (see file) Sunk4412
U-3421944-04-17 Sunk51
U-9861944-04-17 Sunk50
U-9741944-04-19 TorpedoSunk428 Ula P-66 (Norwegian sub)Stavanger; Norway
U-3111944-04-22 Sunk51
U-1931944-04-23 Missing59
U-4881944-04-26 Sunk64
U-8031944-04-27 Sunk9
U-4211944-04-29 Sunk
U-2771944-05-01 Sunk50
U-6741944-05-02 Sunk49
U-9591944-05-02 Sunk53
U-8521944-05-03scuttled Sunk7
U-3711944-05-04 Sunk52
U-8461944-05-04 Sunk57
U-4731944-05-06 Sunk23
U-661944-05-06 Located by aircraft from USS Block Island CVE-21 RammedSunk24Buckley DE-51 West of Cape Verde Islands
U-7651944-05-06 Sunk37
U-12341944-05-15Collided with tug CollisionSunk1332Gdynia
U-7311944-05-15 Sunk54
U-2401944-05-17 Missing50
U-2411944-05-18 Sunk51
U-10151944-05-19Training accident CollisionSunk3614U-1014W of Pilau
U-4531944-05-21 Sunk1
U-6751944-05-24 Sunk51
U-1781944-05-25 Sunk
U-4761944-05-25 Sunk34
U-9901944-05-25 Sunk20
U-2921944-05-27 Sunk51
U-5491944-05-29 Sunk57
U-2891944-05-31 Sunk51
U-4771944-06-03 Sunk51
U-5051944-06-04 Captured1
U-7401944-06-06 Missing51
U-6291944-06-07 Sunk51
U-9701944-06-07 Sunk38
U-9951944-06-07 Sunk50
U-3731944-06-08 Sunk4
U-4411944-06-08 Sunk51
U-8211944-06-10 Sunk50
U-9801944-06-11 Sunk52
U-4901944-06-12 Sunk
U-7151944-06-13 Sunk36
U-8601944-06-15 Sunk42
U-9871944-06-15 Sunk53
U-4231944-06-17 Sunk53
U-7671944-06-18 Sunk49
U-2691944-06-25 Sunk13
U-3171944-06-26 Sunk50
U-7191944-06-26 Sunk52
U-9881944-06-29 Sunk50
U-4781944-06-30 Sunk52
U-5431944-07-02 Sunk58
U-1541944-07-03 Former commanding officer Oskar-Heinz Kusch was the only U-boat commander executed by the Nazis for sedition. (May 12; 1944) Depth ChargesSunk57 Inch DE-146 Frost DE-144W of Maderia; Portugal
U-2331944-07-05 Sunk32
U-3901944-07-05 Sunk48
U-5681944-07-05 Sunk
U-6421944-07-05 Sunk
U-6781944-07-07 Sunk52
U-2431944-07-08 Sunk11
U-4151944-07-14 Sunk2
U-3191944-07-15 Sunk51
U-3471944-07-17 Sunk49
U-3611944-07-17 Sunk52
U-6721944-07-18 Sunk52
U-7421944-07-18 Sunk52
U-2121944-07-21 Sunk49
U-9711944-07-24 Sunk1
U-2141944-07-26 Sunk48
U-2501944-07-30 Sunk46
U-3331944-07-31 Sunk45
U-6711944-08-05 Sunk47
U-7361944-08-06First known sinking of U-boat using Squid SquidSunk2819Loch Killin K-391 (HMS)Atlantic
U-6081944-08-10 Sunk52
U-3851944-08-11 Sunk1
U-1981944-08-12 Sunk66
U-9811944-08-12 Sunk12
U-2701944-08-13 Sunk71
U-6181944-08-14 Sunk61
U-7411944-08-15 Sunk48
U-1071944-08-18 Sunk49
U-1291944-08-18 Scuttled
U-6211944-08-18 Sunk56
U-4131944-08-20 Sunk45
U-9841944-08-20 SunkRussian Aircraft
U-9841944-08-20 Sunk45
U-3441944-08-22Chased and sunk after sinking HMS Kite U-87 on the 21st. Depth ChargesSunk50 Swordfish aircraft from HMS Vindex D-15 67mi NW of Bear Island
U-1801944-08-23 Missing56
U-3541944-08-24 Sunk51
U-4451944-08-24 Sunk52
U-9251944-08-24 Missing51
U-6671944-08-25 Sunk45
U-2471944-09-01 Sunk52
U-3941944-09-02 Sunk50
U-3621944-09-05 Sunk51
U-4841944-09-09 Sunk52
U-7031944-09-16 Missing54
U-4071944-09-19 Sunk5
U-8671944-09-19 Sunk60
U-8591944-09-23 Sunk47
U-5861944-09-24 Scuttled1
U-8711944-09-26 Depth ChargesSunk69 RAF B-17 220 sdn.W of the Azores
U-8631944-09-29 Sunk69
U-9211944-10-02 Missing51
U-1681944-10-063 men escaped without any apparatus from 120' (SA-123) TorpedoSunk2327 Zwaardvisch S-814 (HNLMS Sub)Pacific
U-7771944-10-15 Sunk
U-6131944-10-24 Sunk
U-12261944-11-04 AccidentSunk56Atlantic
U-5371944-11-09Date could be Nov 10-(USSR) TorpedoSunk58Flounder SS-251Pacific
U-5371944-11-10 Sunk
U-7711944-11-11 Sunk51
U-4791944-11-15 Missing51
U-3221944-11-25 Sunk52
U-801944-11-28 AccidentSunk48KriegsmarineHela
U-1961944-12-01 Missing65
U-2971944-12-06 Sunk50
U-3871944-12-09 Sunk51
U-6501944-12-09 Missing47
U-4161944-12-12 CollisionSunk368M-203 (minesweeper)W of Pilau
U-4001944-12-17 Sunk50
U-7371944-12-19 CollisionSunk3120MRS-25 (minesweeper)Lofoten Islands
U-7371944-12-19 Sunk31
U-7451944-12-23Sailed from Danzig; missing since Jan. 30 UnknownSailed/Missing48Europe
U-8771944-12-27 Sunk56
U-7351944-12-28 Sunk39
U-7721944-12-30 Sunk48

Germany Tanker

ShipDateTimeEventCauseResultDeathsSurvivorsAttacked byOperationLocation
MT3 / Vienna1944-03-28 TorpedoSunk Sportsman P-229 (HMS Sub)off Monemvassia; Greece
Ill1944-04-04 Former Norwegian ship Turicum (1928) Under German control Used as service ship for U-Boats TorpedoDamaged Ula P-66 (Norwegian sub)Stadlanded; Norway

Germany Torpedo Boat

ShipDateTimeEventCauseResultDeathsSurvivorsAttacked byOperationLocation
TA.91944-08-23Sunk at Toulon by USAAF air raid Europe

Germany Torpedo-Boat

ShipDateTimeEventCauseResultDeathsSurvivorsAttacked byOperationLocation
TA.151944-03-081900Sunk off Heraklion, Crete (35-20N 25-10E) by RAF air attack (rocket projectiles); raised and repaired (see 12 October 1944) Med
TA.361944-03-182025Mined 15 miles 28 km south-south-west of Fiume (45-07N 14-21E) Med
TA.231944-04-250145Mined west of Capraia (43-02N 09-45E) in field laid by Italian torpedo-boat Sirio operating under Allied control; 0645: scuttled by TA.29 Med
T.291944-04-260420Sunk north of the Ile de Batz, Brittany (48-53N 03-33W) by 4.7in gunfire of RCN destroyer Haida Europe
T.271944-04-290435Damaged by 4.7in gunfire of RCN destroyer Haida and driven ashore off Pontusval, Brittany (48-40N 04-23W). Damaged again by RAF air attack on 3 May and destroyed by RN MTB.673's torpedo on 7 May Europe
Greif1944-05-240030Damaged north-west of Ouistreham (49-21N 00-19W) by RAF air attack (415 Squadron) and abandoned and scuttled-following collision with torpedo-boat Falke Europe
TA.161944-06-02Severely damaged by RAF air attack 10 miles (18 km) north of Heraklion at 1830/lst). 1800: Sunk at Heraklion by explosion of ammunition ship SS Gerhard during RAF air raid Med
TA.271944-06-091200Damaged at Portoferrario, Elba (42-49N 10-20E) by USAAF air attack; capsized during the night of 9th/10th Europe
TA.301944-06-14Torpedoed 17 miles 31 km west of La Spezia (44-04N 09-32E) by three USN MTBs of 29th PT Squadron (probably PTs 552, 558, 559) - 167 survivors from the two torpedo-boats Med
TA.261944-06-14Torpedoed 17 miles 31 km west of La Spezia (44-04N 09-32E) by three USN MTBs of 29th PT Squadron (probably PTs 552, 558, 559) - 167 survivors from the two torpedo-boats Med
Mowe1944-06-150045Sunk at Le Havre by RAF air raid (325 Lancasters); Mowe flooded and capsized at 0500 - 12 dead. The other two ships were hit by 4-5 bombs each and sank immediately - combined total of 42 men lost. This raid also sank eleven E-boats, 20 miscellaneous patrol craft and 19 tugs. The torpedo-boat Kondor, damaged by mine on 24 May, was further damaged and had to be scuttled on 28 June; torpedo-boat T.28 was slightly damaged but managed to escape in late July - the only significant survivor of the German flotillas based in France Europe
Jaguar1944-06-150045Sunk at Le Havre by RAF air raid (325 Lancasters); Mowe flooded and capsized at 0500 - 12 dead. The other two ships were hit by 4-5 bombs each and sank immediately - combined total of 42 men lost. This raid also sank eleven E-boats, 20 miscellaneous patrol craft and 19 tugs. The torpedo-boat Kondor, damaged by mine on 24 May, was further damaged and had to be scuttled on 28 June; torpedo-boat T.28 was slightly damaged but managed to escape in late July - the only significant survivor of the German flotillas based in France Europe
Falke1944-06-150045Sunk at Le Havre by RAF air raid (325 Lancasters); Mowe flooded and capsized at 0500 - 12 dead. The other two ships were hit by 4-5 bombs each and sank immediately - combined total of 42 men lost. This raid also sank eleven E-boats, 20 miscellaneous patrol craft and 19 tugs. The torpedo-boat Kondor, damaged by mine on 24 May, was further damaged and had to be scuttled on 28 June; torpedo-boat T.28 was slightly damaged but managed to escape in late July - the only significant survivor of the German flotillas based in France Europe
T.311944-06-190230Torpedoed off Biorko Island, Gulf of Finland (60-26N 28-17E) by Russian MTBs - 105 men lost Europe
TA.251944-06-210230Torpedoed in an almost unrecorded surface action 8 miles 15 km west of Viareggio (43-49N 10-12E) by US Navy PT-boats; 107 men rescued Med
TA.221944-06-25amSeverely damaged off Trieste by USAAF air attack while running trials after extensive repairs; paid off, unrepaired, and scuttled May 1945 Europe
Kondor1944-06-28(Damaged by mine on 24 May and by bomb on 15 June). Scuttled at Le Havre Europe
T.71944-07-29Sunk at Bremen by USAAF air raid, T.2 was raised on 27 September 1944 but repairs were not completed before the end of the war. T. 7 was raised on 25 October 1944 but was hulked and not repaired Europe
T.21944-07-29Sunk at Bremen by USAAF air raid, T.2 was raised on 27 September 1944 but repairs were not completed before the end of the war. T. 7 was raised on 25 October 1944 but was hulked and not repaired Europe
TA.191944-08-091800Torpedoed off Port Vathi, Samos (37-45N 26-59E) by Greek submarine Pipinos - 5 men lost Med
TA.211944-08-09Severely damaged off Cape Salvore, Istria, by aircraft gunfire; laid up, unrepaired (see 5 November) Med
TA.351944-08-170500Mined west of Pola, Istria (44-53N 13-47E): broke in half and sank - 71 men lost Med
T.321944-08-18Mined (59-42N 27-43E) - 137 men lost Europe
T.221944-08-18Mined (59-42N 27-44E) - 143 men lost Europe
T.301944-08-18Mined (59-43N 27-44E) - 114 men lost Europe
T.241944-08-24Sunk off Le Verdon (45-31N 01-05W) with Z.24 Europe
TA.131944-08-25Scuttled at Toulon Europe
TA.281944-09-04(In dock) Sunk at Genoa by USAAF air raid; salvaged but not returned to service and scuttled in May 1945 Med
TA.141944-09-15Sunk at Salamis (37-57N 23-32E) by USAAF air raid Med
T.181944-09-170710Sunk north-west of Paldiski Baltic Port - (59-22N 24-03E) by Russian air attack (R/Ps) - 30 men lost Europe
TA.171944-09-18Damaged beyond repair at Piraeus by RAF air attack (sunk 12 October by further air attack) Med
TA.381944-10-09Damaged in the Peliti Channel, near Volos, by RN aircraft 809 Squadron, HMS Stalker and possibly by mine; scuttled at Volos (39-21N 22-56E) on 13 October Med
TA.171944-10-12Scuttled at Piraeus, following further bombing damage (see 16 September) Med
TA.151944-10-12(Salvaged after sinking off Crete - see 8 March 1944} Sunk at Piraeus by air raid Med
TA.391944-10-160142Mined 45 miles (83 km) south of Salonika Med
TA.181944-10-192250Damaged off Skiathos by 4.7in gunfire of RN destroyers Termagant and Tuscan, driven ashore (37-45N 26-59E) and destroyed by gunfire at 2340 Med
TA.311944-10-25Damaged beyond repair at Genoa by USAAF air raid; scuttled April 1945Med
TA.201944-11-012230Although eliminated from the Aegean, the German Navy still possessed a number of ex-Italian torpedo-boats and corvettes in the northern Adriatic, to protect and support the garrisons along the Yugoslav coast. The Royal Navy's 'Hunt'-class escort destroyers also operated off the Dalmatian coast, patrolling in support of the MTBs and MGBs which were hunting the enemy's light craft and transports. On the night of 1/2 November 1944 a German force ran into an ambush. Sunk west of Pag Island, Adriatic (44-34N 14-44E) by 4in gunfire of RN escort destroyers Avon Vale and Wheatland, 71 men rescued by the RN from the three ships Med
TA.471944-11-04(Under repair, not in commission) Sunk at Genoa by USAAF air raid Med
TA.211944-11-06(Laid up at Fiume - see 9 August) Sunk by USAAF air raid Med
TA.371944-11-07Sunk 35 miles 65 km north of Skiathos, Gulf of Salonika (40-36N 22-46E) while escorting a small convoy, by 4.7in gunfire of RN destroyers Termagant and Tuscan Med
T.341944-11-20Mined off Cap Arkona, Hamburg (54-40N 13-29E) on RAF-laid mine - 62 men lost Europe
T.101944-12-18(In floating dock at Gdynia, following bomb damage at Libau on 28 November) 2200: Severely damaged when dock sunk by RAF air raid; ship flooded and sank at 0320 on the 19th - salvage impractical Europe

Germany Transport

ShipDateTimeEventCauseResultDeathsSurvivorsAttacked byOperationLocation
Blaufuchs1944-01-06 BombsSunk Victorious (HMS Carrier) Furious (HMS Carrier)Norway
Petrella1944-02-08 Deaths were all Italian POW's who were locked in the hold by the Germans and not relaesed. The death count does not include any Germans TorpedoSunk2670503 Sportsman P-229 (HMS Sub)5mi N of Crete

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