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Ordered5 Jun 1941
Laid down1 Jul 1942 Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 49)
Launched6 Mar 1943
Commissioned14 Apr 1943Oblt. Günther Scholz
14 Apr 1943 - 21 Dec 1943  Oblt. Günther Scholz
1 patrol
14 Apr 1943-31 Oct 1943  8. Flottille (training)
1 Nov 1943-21 Dec 1943  9. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Scuttled on 21 December 1943 in the North Atlantic south-east of Cape Farewell, in position 55.04N, 30.23W, after sustaining sea damage to both electric motors on 17 December. 49 survivors (no casualties).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Wolfpack operations

U-284 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Coronel 1 (14 Dec 1943 - 17 Dec 1943)

General notes on this boat

21 Dec 1943. Her sister boat, U-629, rescued the entire crew and brought them back to base at Brest on 5 January, 1944.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-284 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

Media links

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