|Ordered||14 Oct 1941|
|Laid down||18 Nov 1942||Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 319)|
|Launched||16 Oct 1943|
|Commissioned||4 Dec 1943||Oblt. Johannes Clemens|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk 15 July 1944 in the North Sea south-west of the Lindesnes, Norway, in position 57.40N, 05.00E, by depth charges from a British B-24 Liberator aircraft (Sqdn. 206/E). 51 dead (all hands lost).
Attacks on this boat and other events
15 Jul 1944
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:British B-24 Liberator (Sqdn 206/E). The boat was sunk with all hands, 50 men, during this attack. All ten aircrew also died.
1 recorded attack on this boat.
General notes on this boat
The wreck has been discovered in position 57.40,37N, 004.26,23E
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-319 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.