Events on this day

22 July

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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 (5) Commissioned (3)
No U-boat orders on this date1941: U-4501941: U-117, U-171
1942: U-639
1943: U-349, U-995
1939: U-60
1942: U-665
1943: U-989
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date

 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
 U-505LoeweUrious 153   co
 U-582SchulteHonolulan 7,493   am
 U-77SchonderVassiliki 140   gr
 U-66MarkworthCherry Valley (d)10,172   am
 U-81KriegEmpire Moon total loss7,472   br
* 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-275. An aircraft sighted the boat when she rose to periscope depth to take bearings in the English Channel north of Brest, and vectored in a British hunter-killer group which pursued the boat for seven hours. No damage. (Blair, vol 2, page 604)

U-boats lost

No U-boats were lost on this date, 22 July.

- 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, 22 July.

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

Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Diether Todenhagen (1920).

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 22 July

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 Bergen, Norway: U-57

U-boats entering base:
To Lorient, France: U-58 (17 days)
To Wilhelmshaven, Germany: U-43 (71 days)


From Brest, France: U-204

U-boats entering base:
To Bökfjord U-652 (6 days)
To Windau U-139 (7 days)


From Salamis, Greece: U-97
From St. Nazaire, France: U-593

U-boats entering base:
To Brest, France: U-584 (59 days)
To Lorient, France: U-128 (89 days)


From Bordeaux, France: U-117 (lost 17 days later), U-459 (lost 3 days later), U-461
From Brest, France: U-218
From Hammerfest, Norway: U-269
From Kiel, Germany: U-489 (lost 14 days later), U-647 (lost 7 days later)
From Narvik, Norway: U-711
From Toulon, France: U-371

U-boats entering base:
To Konstanza, Rumania: U-18 (20 days)
To La Pallice U-953 (71 days)


From Brest, France: U-214 (lost 5 days later)
From Kiel, Germany: U-248
From Lorient, France: U-260, U-608
From St. Nazaire, France: U-667 (lost 36 days later)

U-boats entering base:
To Brest, France: U-953 (29 days)
To Hammerfest, Norway: U-365 (30 days), U-716 (33 days)
To Reval U-348 (6 days)

U-boats at sea on 22 July

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


U-30, U-57, U-59, U-61, U-62, UA.
6 boats at sea.


U-66, U-68, U-74, U-79, U-81, U-93, U-94, U-95, U-97, U-98, U-109, U-123, U-124, U-125, U-126, U-140, U-141, U-145, U-202, U-203, U-204, U-331, U-372, U-401 (+), U-431, U-561, U-562, U-564, U-565, UA.
30 boats at sea.


U-43, U-66, U-67, U-71, U-77, U-84, U-86, U-89, U-90 (+), U-97, U-98, U-108, U-109, U-116, U-126, U-129, U-130, U-132, U-134, U-154, U-155, U-160, U-161, U-162 (+), U-163, U-164, U-166 (+), U-171 (+), U-173, U-176, U-201, U-202, U-203, U-209, U-210 (+), U-217, U-254, U-332, U-375, U-377, U-379 (+), U-402, U-403, U-405, U-437, U-454, U-458, U-460, U-461, U-463, U-505, U-507, U-508, U-509, U-510, U-511, U-552, U-553, U-561, U-562, U-564, U-565, U-571, U-572, U-575, U-582, U-588 (+), U-589, U-592, U-593, U-597, U-598, U-600, U-601, U-607, U-609, U-654 (+), U-658, U-704, U-752, U-754 (+).
81 boats at sea.


U-20, U-43 (+), U-66, U-81, U-84 (+), U-86, U-117 (+), U-134 (+), U-155, U-159 (+), U-168, U-172, U-177, U-178, U-181, U-183, U-185 (+), U-188, U-190, U-193, U-195, U-196, U-197 (+), U-198, U-199 (+), U-230, U-255, U-257, U-269, U-277, U-306, U-307, U-333, U-340, U-355, U-358, U-359 (+), U-371, U-373, U-375 (+), U-382, U-387, U-403 (+), U-406, U-407, U-415, U-445, U-453, U-455, U-459 (+), U-466, U-468 (+), U-489 (+), U-508, U-510, U-511, U-516, U-527 (+), U-532, U-533 (+), U-565, U-566, U-571, U-572 (+), U-586, U-591 (+), U-598 (+), U-600, U-601, U-604 (+), U-613 (+), U-615 (+), U-618, U-625, U-629, U-634 (+), U-647 (+), U-648, U-653, U-664 (+), U-667, U-703, U-711, U-713, U-732, U-757.
86 boats at sea.


U-9, U-24, U-107, U-181, U-196, U-198 (+), U-214 (+), U-242, U-247, U-275, U-300, U-309, U-354, U-370, U-425, U-475, U-479, U-481, U-516, U-518, U-530, U-534, U-537, U-539, U-546, U-547, U-608, U-621, U-636, U-667 (+), U-668, U-673, U-679, U-736 (+), U-802, U-804, U-855 (+), U-857, U-858, U-859 (+), U-861, U-862, U-921, U-956, U-965, U-992, U-995, U-1061, U-1062 (+).
49 boats at sea.


1 boats at sea.

General Events on 22 July


West of Bergen, Norway, the British submarine HMS Clyde fired an entire salvo of six torpedoes at a submarine thought to be a German U-boat, but which turned out to be HMS Truant. Luckily for HMS Truant, they all missed.


U-354 evacuated a meteorological unit from Hope Island, south of Greenland.


U-Web - The U-boat War 1939-1945 website, based in Iceland, appeared on the internet. It has since become one of the most successful of all military history websites. It was renamed on 1 May 1997.


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