List of all U-boats

U-222

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down16 Jun 1941 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 652)
Launched28 Mar 1942
Commissioned23 May 1942Oblt. Ralf von Jessen
Commanders
23 May 1942 - 2 Sep 1942  Kptlt. Ralf von Jessen
Career
No patrols
23 May 1942-2 Sep 1942  8. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sank 2 September 1942 in the Baltic Sea west of Pillau, in position 54.25N, 19.30E, after a collision with U-626. 42 dead and 3 survivors.

Loss position

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-222 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


U-Boat Adventures

Wiggins, Melanie


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel