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 (27)||Laid down (3)||Launched (1)||Commissioned (3)|
|1942: U-877, U-878, U-879, U-880, U-881, U-883, U-889, U-929, U-930, U-1107, U-1108, U-1109, U-1110, U-1167, U-1168, U-1169, U-1170, U-1205, U-1206, U-1207, U-1208, U-1209, U-1210, U-1301, U-1302, U-1303, U-1304||1940: U-502 |
|1942: U-264||1942: U-119U-463U-616|
|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-509||Witte||City of Baroda total loss||7,129||br||NC-9|
|U-755||Göing||Simon Duhamel II||928||fr||TE-20|
|* 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-123. During an attack on the American steam tanker Liebre in shallow water off North Carolina, the boat was forced to dive by a patrol vessel which then dropped a single depth charge. U-123 only escaped undamaged because the attack was not followed up. (KTB U-123)
U-68. 16.06 hrs, Atlantic N of Montserrat: three bombs from an American Mariner flying boat (USN VP-204/P-9) caused slight damage. U-68 had been operating off Puerto Rico since 27 March, and had been attacked on three occasions and kept submerged by aircraft for 127 hours over the past six days. After this attack the boat began its return voyage. (Rohwer/Ritschel)
1943: U-124 +
1944: U-360 +
1945: U-321 +
145 men died when those 3 U-boats were lost on this date. There were no survivors.
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, 2 April.
- For more information on Men lost from U-boats check out this page.
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 2 April
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.
U-boats entering base:
To Konstanza, Rumania: U-24 (30 days)
To Kristiansand U-348 (2 days)
To Kristiansand-Marviken U-668 (2 days)
To Narvik, Norway: U-636 (3 days), U-968 (27 days)
To Sevastopol U-9 (3 days)
To Stavanger, Norway: U-992 (4 days)
U-boats at sea on 2 April
Boats entering port on this day are not counted, but boats departing for patrol are. (+) indicates the boat was lost during this patrol.
U-66, U-68, U-71, U-77, U-84, U-85 (+), U-86, U-98, U-105, U-108, U-109, U-123, U-124, U-129, U-130, U-135, U-136, U-154, U-160, U-201, U-202, U-203, U-205, U-252 (+), U-332, U-333, U-334, U-373, U-402, U-404, U-431, U-435, U-453, U-459, U-505, U-552, U-571, U-572, U-575, U-576, U-582, U-591, U-592, U-654, U-657, U-752, U-754, UA.
48 boats at sea.
U-24, U-67, U-68, U-71, U-81, U-84, U-86, U-105 (+), U-106, U-108, U-117, U-123, U-126 (+), U-129, U-134, U-154, U-155, U-159, U-160, U-161, U-167 (+), U-168, U-172, U-174 (+), U-177, U-178, U-180, U-181, U-182 (+), U-183, U-185, U-188, U-191 (+), U-195, U-196, U-198, U-212, U-229, U-251, U-255, U-257, U-258 (+), U-260, U-262, U-267, U-269, U-270, U-302, U-303, U-305, U-306, U-333, U-336, U-354, U-355, U-373, U-375, U-380, U-381 (+), U-404, U-409, U-413, U-414, U-415, U-438 (+), U-440, U-441, U-453, U-455, U-462, U-463, U-467, U-487, U-506, U-509, U-510, U-513, U-515, U-516, U-518, U-523, U-526 (+), U-527, U-530, U-532, U-563, U-564, U-571, U-572, U-584, U-586, U-590, U-591, U-592, U-593, U-594, U-596, U-598, U-610, U-613, U-615, U-617, U-618, U-625, U-629, U-630 (+), U-631, U-632 (+), U-635 (+), U-639, U-641, U-642, U-644 (+), U-646, U-662, U-663, U-666, U-703, U-704, U-706, U-711, U-755.
122 boats at sea.
U-18, U-23, U-66 (+), U-68 (+), U-92, U-123, U-129, U-154, U-155, U-170, U-178, U-181, U-188, U-190, U-196, U-214, U-218, U-255, U-262, U-267, U-276, U-277, U-278, U-288 (+), U-302 (+), U-311 (+), U-312, U-313, U-315, U-333, U-354, U-361, U-365, U-437, U-448 (+), U-455 (+), U-471, U-473, U-488 (+), U-505, U-510, U-515 (+), U-518, U-532, U-537, U-541, U-543 (+), U-546, U-548, U-550 (+), U-552, U-565, U-608, U-618, U-621, U-667, U-672, U-673, U-674, U-711, U-716, U-736, U-739, U-740, U-741, U-766, U-802, U-821, U-843, U-852 (+), U-856 (+), U-956, U-962 (+), U-969, U-970, U-986 (+), U-990, U-993, U-1060, U-1062, UIT-24.
81 boats at sea.
U-190, U-218, U-242 (+), U-285 (+), U-293, U-299, U-312, U-315, U-325 (+), U-326 (+), U-396 (+), U-485, U-510, U-518 (+), U-530, U-532, U-546 (+), U-548 (+), U-636 (+), U-668, U-716, U-739, U-773, U-774 (+), U-776, U-805, U-825, U-826, U-843, U-853 (+), U-857 (+), U-858, U-861, U-868, U-873, U-879 (+), U-880 (+), U-953, U-956, U-978, U-979 (+), U-1001 (+), U-1002, U-1009, U-1019, U-1023, U-1024 (+), U-1063 (+), U-1064, U-1107 (+), U-1109, U-1195 (+), U-1202, U-1235 (+), U-1274 (+), U-2321, U-2324.
57 boats at sea.
General Events on 2 April
U-48 was badly damaged by an explosion on the sinking ship Beaverdale and was forced to return to base.
U-435 encountered a Soviet submarine in the Barents Sea, but neither boat attacked.
The LI of U-666 went overboard in stormy weather, but was rescued within a few minutes.
U-1109 had to return to base due to technical problems.
On 28 March 1945 Oblt. Horst Willner took his new type XXI Elektro boat U-3505 out from Gotenhafen (Gdynia, Poland) and rescued 110 women and children, including his own wife and child. They had planned to escape on the liner Wilhelm Gustloff and had even boarded the ship, but Willner came aboard and took them to his base. The Wilhelm Gustloff was then sunk by a Soviet submarine with some 9,400 lost. U-3505 docked at Travemünde (Lübeck) on 2 April.
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