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 (1)||Launched (1)||Commissioned (0)|
|No U-boat orders on this date||1941: U-519||1943: U-1223||No boats commissioned on this date|
|These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.|
Allied Ships hit on this date
|U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Country||Convoy|
|U-158||Rostin||Major General Henry Gibbins||5,766||am|
|* 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
U-99. The already damaged boat was returning from Bergen to Wilhelmshaven when bombed by aircraft twice this day, but only minor damage was caused. (Ritschel)
U-101. 04.08 hrs, off the Shetland Isles, inbound: an unidentified aircraft dropped three bombs on the boat, damaging the periscope. (Ritschel)
U-650. A single 600 pound bomb dropped by a British B-24 Liberator bomber (86 Sqn RAF, pilot John Wright) caused severe damage, but U-650 managed to reach base at St Nazaire in France five days later. (Blair, vol 2, page 340)
U-155. A Mosquito (248 Sqn RAF/P) attacked the boat. Two men were killed and seven wounded. The boat was close to port when attacked and reached Lorient the same day. [Matrosenobergefreiter Karl Lohmeier, Mechanikerobergefreiter Friedrich Feller]
No U-boats were lost on this date, 23 June.
- 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 June.
- For more information on Men lost from U-boats check out this page.
The following men died on this day:
Walter Kaeding (1992).
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 June
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 Bogenbucht: U-965
From Hammerfest, Norway: U-956
From Narvik, Norway: U-347
From Skjomenfjord: U-387
From Skjomenford: U-365
From Tromsö, Norway: U-957
From Trondheim, Norway: U-636
U-boats entering base:
To Bergen, Norway: U-294 (24 days), U-958 (21 days)
To Brest, France: U-621 (18 days), U-764 (18 days)
To Helsinki, Finland: U-481 (5 days)
To Lorient, France: U-155 (105 days)
To Stavanger, Norway: U-427 (4 days)
U-boats at sea on 23 June
Boats entering port on this day are not counted, but boats departing for patrol are. (+) indicates the boat was lost during this patrol.
U-38, U-43, U-66, U-69, U-71, U-73, U-75, U-77, U-79, U-96, U-98, U-101, U-103, U-107, U-108, U-111, U-123, U-137, U-140, U-141, U-142, U-143, U-144, U-145, U-146, U-149, U-201, U-202, U-203, U-204, U-371, U-552, U-553, U-556 (+), U-557, U-558, U-559, U-561, U-562, U-564, U-651 (+), U-751, UA.
43 boats at sea.
U-66, U-67, U-68, U-69, U-77, U-81, U-84, U-87, U-88, U-89, U-96, U-97, U-106, U-107, U-124, U-126, U-128, U-129, U-132, U-134, U-135, U-153 (+), U-154, U-156, U-158 (+), U-159, U-160, U-161, U-166 (+), U-171 (+), U-172, U-173, U-202, U-203, U-215 (+), U-251, U-255, U-332, U-334, U-355, U-372, U-373, U-376, U-402, U-404, U-406, U-408, U-432, U-437, U-453, U-458, U-459, U-460, U-461, U-502 (+), U-504, U-505, U-553, U-561, U-562, U-566, U-569, U-571, U-575, U-576 (+), U-578, U-582, U-584, U-590, U-594, U-653, U-657, U-701 (+), U-753, U-754 (+).
75 boats at sea.
U-18, U-19, U-20, U-24, U-66, U-67 (+), U-73, U-81, U-84 (+), U-92, U-119 (+), U-126 (+), U-134 (+), U-135 (+), U-154, U-159 (+), U-170, U-172, U-177, U-178, U-180, U-181, U-185 (+), U-190, U-193, U-194 (+), U-195, U-196, U-197 (+), U-198, U-199 (+), U-200 (+), U-211, U-212, U-214, U-221, U-228, U-232 (+), U-251, U-257, U-271, U-302, U-306, U-333, U-336, U-341, U-358, U-380, U-382, U-415, U-420, U-431, U-435 (+), U-449 (+), U-453, U-455, U-458, U-460, U-487 (+), U-488, U-508, U-510, U-511, U-513 (+), U-515, U-527 (+), U-530, U-535 (+), U-536, U-558 (+), U-565, U-571, U-572 (+), U-586, U-590 (+), U-592, U-593, U-596, U-600, U-603, U-608, U-615 (+), U-617, U-618, U-622, U-625, U-634 (+), U-641, U-642, U-650, U-653, U-666, U-667, U-669, U-732, U-758, U-759 (+), U-951 (+), U-953.
99 boats at sea.
U-19, U-20, U-107, U-129, U-154 (+), U-181, U-183, U-196, U-198 (+), U-212, U-214, U-218, U-233 (+), U-242, U-243 (+), U-247, U-269 (+), U-275, U-276, U-307, U-309, U-313, U-315, U-317 (+), U-344, U-363, U-365, U-387, U-390, U-394, U-396, U-397, U-441 (+), U-480, U-516, U-530, U-534, U-537, U-539, U-543 (+), U-546, U-547, U-548, U-668, U-671, U-673, U-677, U-678 (+), U-711, U-716, U-719 (+), U-741, U-745, U-763, U-771, U-802, U-804, U-853, U-857, U-858, U-859 (+), U-861, U-862, U-965, U-971 (+), U-975, U-982, U-984, U-992, U-999, U-1001, U-1007, U-1060, U-1062, U-1165, U-1191 (+), U-1192, U-1222 (+), U-1225 (+).
79 boats at sea.
General Events on 23 June
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