|Ordered||25 May 1941|
|Laid down||7 Sep 1942||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 184)|
|Launched||12 May 1943|
|Commissioned||17 Jun 1943||Oblt. Heinz Sieder (Knights Cross)|
|Successes||1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,240 GRT|
3 ships a total loss, total tonnage 21,550 GRT
1 warship a total loss, total tonnage 1,300 tons
Sunk on or about 2 August 1944 in the English Channel south-west of Brighton, in position 50.03.732N, 00.32.398W, by unknown cause. 45 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé & Innes McCartney, March 2012).
The wreck of U-984 was located already before 2000. The boat probably arrived in its assigned operational area on or about 2 August 1944, but there is presently no plausible explanation for its loss in the wreck position.
Previously recorded fate
U-984 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Rügen (14 Jan 1944 - 26 Jan 1944)
Stürmer (26 Jan 1944 - 3 Feb 1944)
Igel 1 (3 Feb 1944 - 17 Feb 1944)
Dragoner (22 May 1944 - 27 May 1944)
Attacks on this boat and other events
8 Jun 1944
The boat was bombed by an unidentified Allied aircraft sometime between 6 June and 9 June, and returned to base 9 June. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 586)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in March 1944.
Men lost from the boat
22 Jan 1944
A man was lost overboard in the North Atlantic. [Maschinenobergefreiter Hermann Keller]
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Coat of Arms of Kufstein