List of all U-boats

U-244

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered10 Apr 1941
Laid down24 Oct 1942 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 678)
Launched2 Sep 1943
Commissioned9 Oct 1943Oblt. Ruprecht Fischer
Commanders
9 Oct 1943 - 9 Apr 1945  Kptlt. Ruprecht Fischer
10 Apr 1945 - 14 May 1945  Oblt. Hans-Peter Mackeprang
Career
4 patrols
9 Oct 1943-31 Jul 1944  5. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1944-31 Oct 1944  9. Flottille (active service)
1 Nov 1944-8 May 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surrendered at Loch Eriboll, Scotland on 14 May 1945 (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
While being towed out to the scuttling ground by the tug Enchanter the tow broke and the boat was sunk by the Polish destroyer Piorun with gunfire in position 55.46N, 08.32W that same day.

Final location

Blue marker shows final fate during Operation Deadlight. Orange marker shows German surrender.

View the 4 war patrols

Attacks on this boat and other events

25 Jul 1944
Two Norwegian Mosquito aircraft (Sqdn 333, E/F) attacked the boat killing 1 and wounding 7 men. The boat aborted to base. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 598)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in November 1944. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from the boat

25 Jul 1944
Two Norwegian Mosquito aircraft (Sqdn 333, E/F) attacked the boat killing 1 and wounding 7 men. The boat aborted to base.

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -


Media links


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


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

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris