|Ordered||20 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||31 Mar 1942||Howaldtswerke AG, Kiel (werk 26)|
|Launched||19 Jun 1943|
|Commissioned||7 Aug 1943||Oblt. Ernst-Günther Unterhorst|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 2 September 1944 in the Norwegian Sea south-east of Jan Mayen Island, in position 69.47N, 04.10E, by rockets and depth charges from a Swordfish aircraft (825 Sqn FAA/V) of the British escort carrier HMS Vindex, the British destroyers HMS Keppel and HMS Whitehall and the British sloops HMS Mermaid and HMS Peacock. 50 dead (all hands lost).
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-394 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
The Olympic Rings - Crew 36