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10 August

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U-boat Shipyard report

Ordered (0) Laid down (5) Launched (3) Commissioned (3)
No U-boat orders on this date1940: U-132, U-655
1942: U-979, U-980
1944: U-2338
1940: U-143
1942: U-200, U-712
1940: U-94
1943: U-348
1944: U-2326
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date


 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
1940 
 U-56HarmsHMS Transylvania (F 56) 16,923   br
1941 
 U-451HoffmannZhemchug (No 27) 550   sj
1942 
 U-155PieningStrabo 383   nl
 U-438FranziusCondylis 4,439   grSC-94
 U-438FranziusOregon 6,008   brSC-94
 U-510NeitzelAlexia (d)8,016   br
 U-600ZurmühlenVivian P. Smith 130   br
 U-660BaurCape Race 3,807   brSC-94
 U-660BaurCondylis (d)4,439   grSC-94
 U-660BaurEmpire Reindeer 6,259   brSC-94
 U-660BaurOregon (d)6,008   brSC-94
 U-77SchonderKharouf 158   pl
 U-98 [Mine]SchulzeUSS Bold (AMc 67) (d)185   am
 57,305
* 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

1942

U-135. 18.25 hrs, north of Cape Ferrol, Spain, outbound: the boat was strafed by a Czech-crewed Wellington (RAF Sqdn 311/H, pilot F/O J. Nývlt) which also dropped four depth charges. The boat returned fire with the 20mm AA gun during the first attack, and survived six more depth charges dropped after diving.

U-135 sustained only minor damage, but one man was killed by gunfire and another died from wounds an hour after the attack. [Matrosenobergefreiter Emil Hafner, Matrosenobergefreiter Erhard Pömpner]


U-boats lost


1941: U-144 +
1944: U-608

28 men died when those 2 U-boats were lost on this date. 52 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

There were no men lost from U-boats on this date, 10 August.

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


Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Carl Borm (1911), Wolfgang Leimkühler (1918).

The following men died on this day:
Gert von Mittelstaedt (1941).

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 10 August

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.


1942



U-boats entering base:
To Kiel, Germany: U-119 (4 days)
To La Spezia, Italy: U-331 (6 days)
To Neidenfjord U-456 (7 days)


1943


Sailed:
From Konstanza, Rumania: U-23
From Pola: U-596

U-boats entering base:
To Bergen, Norway: U-212 (6 days), U-360 (4 days)
To Pola U-81 (10 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-648 (41 days)


1944


Sailed:
From Brest, France: U-218, U-953
From Grand Hotel: U-348, U-1001
From Lorient, France: U-270 (lost 4 days later)
From Reval: U-481
From Trondheim, Norway: U-865

U-boats entering base:
To Horten, Norway: U-286 (4 days), U-398 (3 days), U-484 (3 days), U-1221 (3 days)
To Penang, Malaysia: U-196 (148 days)
To Stavanger, Norway: U-293 (5 days)


U-boats at sea on 10 August

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

1940

U-30, U-37, U-38, U-46, U-48, U-51 (+), U-52, U-56, U-58, U-59, U-60, U-65, U-100, U-101, UA.
15 boats at sea.

1941

U-38, U-43, U-46, U-71, U-73, U-74, U-75, U-77, U-79, U-83, U-84, U-93, U-94, U-96, U-101, U-105, U-109, U-123, U-124, U-126, U-129, U-139, U-145, U-146, U-204, U-205, U-206, U-331, U-371, U-372, U-431, U-451, U-501 (+), U-553, U-559, U-563, U-566, U-567, U-568, U-751.
40 boats at sea.

1942

U-43, U-66, U-71, U-73, U-77, U-83, U-84, U-86, U-89, U-94 (+), U-98, U-108, U-109, U-116, U-125, U-129, U-130, U-132, U-134, U-135, U-154, U-155, U-160, U-162 (+), U-163, U-164, U-165 (+), U-171 (+), U-173, U-174, U-176, U-205, U-209, U-214, U-217, U-254, U-255, U-256, U-355, U-373, U-380, U-403, U-405, U-406, U-435, U-437, U-438, U-454, U-457, U-458, U-461, U-462, U-463, U-505, U-506, U-507, U-508, U-509, U-510, U-511, U-513, U-517, U-552, U-553, U-558, U-564, U-566, U-569, U-572, U-582, U-586, U-589, U-591, U-592, U-593, U-594, U-595, U-596, U-597, U-598, U-600, U-601, U-604, U-605, U-607, U-609, U-653, U-654 (+), U-657, U-658, U-660, U-703, U-704, U-705 (+), U-752, U-755.
96 boats at sea.

1943

U-19, U-23, U-24, U-66, U-73, U-86, U-107, U-129, U-134 (+), U-155, U-161 (+), U-168, U-172, U-177, U-178, U-181, U-183, U-185 (+), U-188, U-190, U-196, U-197 (+), U-198, U-230, U-255, U-257, U-262, U-269, U-277, U-302, U-306, U-307, U-333, U-340, U-354, U-358, U-371, U-373, U-382, U-387, U-403 (+), U-406, U-410, U-415, U-431, U-445, U-453, U-466, U-468 (+), U-508, U-510, U-516, U-525 (+), U-532, U-533 (+), U-566, U-571, U-596, U-600, U-601, U-604 (+), U-616, U-618, U-625, U-629, U-634 (+), U-653, U-711, U-713, U-732, U-737, U-757, U-760, U-847 (+).
74 boats at sea.

1944

U-9, U-18, U-170, U-198 (+), U-218, U-244, U-260, U-270 (+), U-278, U-300, U-307, U-344 (+), U-348, U-362 (+), U-363, U-365, U-370, U-385 (+), U-394 (+), U-396, U-413 (+), U-437, U-479, U-480, U-481, U-516, U-518, U-530, U-534, U-539, U-541, U-546, U-547, U-596, U-621, U-667 (+), U-668, U-679, U-711, U-739, U-741 (+), U-764, U-766, U-802, U-804, U-855 (+), U-857, U-858, U-859 (+), U-861, U-862, U-863 (+), U-953, U-957, U-981 (+), U-989, U-997, U-1062 (+), U-1229 (+).
59 boats at sea.

1945

U-977.
1 boats at sea.


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