|Ordered||24 May 1938|
|Laid down||10 Nov 1939||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 967)|
|Launched||25 May 1940|
|Commissioned||19 Aug 1940||Kptlt. Harald Jürst|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 8,240 GRT|
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 10,516 GRT
Missing since 28 Nov 1940 north-west of Ireland in approximate position 55.30N, 08.00W. 49 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB, September 1987).
U-104 reported for the last time on 19 Nov, 1940 from approximate position 60.30N, 02.30E. There is a possibility that she was lost to mines from minefield SN 44 which was laid on 8 Nov, 1940 northwest of Tory Island as her last reported position was very close to that field.
Previously recorded fate
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-104 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
There was another U-104 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 3 Jul 1917 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 12 Aug 1917. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 104 during WWI.