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23 June

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U-boat Shipyard report

Ordered (0) Laid down (1) Launched (1) Commissioned (0)
No U-boat orders on this date1941: U-5191943: U-1223No boats commissioned on this date
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date

 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
 U-144MittelstaedtM-78 206   sj
 U-128HeyseAndrea Brøvig 10,173   nw
 U-158RostinMajor General Henry Gibbins 5,766   am
 U-172EmmermannResolute 35   co
 U-67Müller-StöckheimRawleigh Warner 3,664   am
 U-68MertenArriaga 2,345   pa
 U-84UphoffTorvanger 6,568   nwHX-194
* 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]

U-boats lost

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.

Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Joachim Berger (1913), Wolfgang Kaufmann (1912), Rolf Mützelburg (1913), Gero Zimmermann (1910).

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 Kiel, Germany: U-451
From Lorient, France: U-66
From St. Nazaire, France: U-98

U-boats entering base:
To Trondheim, Norway: U-565 (5 days)


From Lorient, France: U-66
From Narvik, Norway: U-255
From Salamis, Greece: U-77

U-boats entering base:
To La Spezia, Italy: U-205 (13 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-94 (51 days)


From Pola: U-453

U-boats entering base:
To Bordeaux, France: U-462 (7 days)


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-25, U-26 (+), U-28, U-29, U-30, U-32, U-34, U-38, U-43, U-46, U-47, U-48, U-51, U-52, U-61, U-62, U-65, U-99, U-101, U-102 (+), UA.
21 boats at sea.


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.


U-530, U-977.
2 boats at sea.

General Events on 23 June

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