|Ordered||16 Oct 1939|
|Laid down||12 Sep 1940||Danziger Werft AG, Danzig (werk 108)|
|Launched||16 Aug 1941|
|Commissioned||18 Dec 1941||Oblt. Ernst-Ulrich Brüller|
|Successes||3 ships sunk, total tonnage 26,892 GRT|
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 6,207 GRT
2 warships damaged, total tonnage 17,900 tons
1 ship a total loss, total tonnage 7,176 GRT
Sunk 19 Sept, 1944 in the Mediterranean south of Milos, in position 36.27N, 24.33E, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Troubridge and HMS Terpsichore and the Polish destroyer Garland. 5 dead and 48 survivors.
U-407 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Vorwärts (25 Aug 1942 - 26 Sep 1942)
Tiger (26 Sep 1942 - 28 Sep 1942)
Delphin (4 Nov 1942 - 10 Nov 1942)
Wal (10 Nov 1942 - 15 Nov 1942)
Attacks on this boat
9 Jan 1944
When the U-boat pens were hit during an air raid on Pola 4 U-407 crew were killed and 1 wounded. The boat next sailed on 29 Jan. [Oberleutnant (Ing) Heinz Weser, Leutnant zur See Eberhard Baumgart, Maschinenobergfreiter Rudolf Güttge, Maschinenobergefreiter Heinz Bönisch]
1 recorded attack on this boat.
General notes on this boat
1 Oct 1942. On 1 October, 1942 U-407 attacked the former passenger liner Queen Mary with a four-torpedo fan shot, but all torpedoes missed.
Men lost from the boat
9 Jan 1944
In an air raid on Pola the U-boat pens there were hit and 4 men from U-407 were killed and 1 more wounded. The boat sailed for the next time on 29 Jan. [Oberleutnant (Ing) Heinz Weser, Leutnant zur See Eberhard Baumgart, Maschinenobergfreiter Rudolf Güttge, Maschinenobergefreiter Heinz Bönisch]
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
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