|Ordered||16 Oct 1939|
|Laid down||29 Mar 1941||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 640)|
|Launched||15 Jan 1942|
|Commissioned||7 Mar 1942||Oblt. Karl Hause|
|Successes||1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,350 tons|
3 ships damaged, total tonnage 31,883 GRT
Sunk on 19 November 1943 in the North Atlantic east of the Azores, in position 40.15N, 19.18W, by depth charges from a British Wellington aircraft (179 Sqn RAF/F). 54 dead (all hands lost).
U-211 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Vorwärts (3 Sep 1942 - 26 Sep 1942)
Panzer (27 Nov 1942 - 11 Dec 1942)
Raufbold (11 Dec 1942 - 21 Dec 1942)
Trutz (1 Jun 1943 - 16 Jun 1943)
Trutz 3 (16 Jun 1943 - 29 Jun 1943)
Geier 2 (30 Jun 1943 - 10 Jul 1943)
Schill (25 Oct 1943 - 16 Nov 1943)
Schill 1 (16 Nov 1943 - 19 Nov 1943)
Attacks on this boat and other events
20 Feb 1943
13.45 hrs, in the North Atlantic west of Lands End: six depth charges dropped by a US B-24 Liberator (1st A/S Sqn USAAF/C, pilot Wayne S. Johnson) caused severe damage, forcing U-211 to return to base. (Sources: Rohwer/Ritschel)
15 May 1943
14.00 hrs, Bay of Biscay, north of Finisterre, outbound: a British Whitley bomber (10 OTU RAF/S) dropped three depth charges on U-211. Minor damage. (Sources: Rohwer/Ritschel)
2 recorded attacks on this boat.
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in November 1943.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-211 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.