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 (5)||Launched (3)||Commissioned (3)|
|No U-boat orders on this date||1940: U-132, U-655 |
1942: U-979, U-980
|1940: U-143 |
1942: U-200, U-712
|1940: U-94 |
|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-56||Harms||HMS Transylvania (F 56)||16,923||br|
|U-451||Hoffmann||Zhemchug (No 27)||550||sj|
|U-600||Zurmühlen||Vivian P. Smith||130||br|
|U-98 [Mine]||Schulze||USS Bold (AMc 67) (d)||185||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-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]
1941: U-144 +
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1 boats at sea.
General Events on 10 August
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