List of all U-boats

U-610

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered22 May 1940
Laid down5 Apr 1941 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 586)
Launched24 Dec 1941
Commissioned19 Feb 1942Oblt. Freiherr Walter von Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen
Commanders
19 Feb 1942 - 8 Oct 1943  Kptlt. Walter Freiherr von Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen (German Cross in Gold)
Career
4 patrols
19 Feb 1942-30 Sep 1942  5. Flottille (training)
1 Oct 1942-8 Oct 1943  6. Flottille (active service)
Successes4 ships sunk, total tonnage 21,273 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 9,551 GRT
Fate

Sunk 8 Oct 1943 in the North Atlantic, in position 55.45N, 24.33W, by depth charges from a Canadian Sunderland aircraft (RCAF Sqdn. 423/J). 51 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 5 ships hit by U-610 - View the 4 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-610 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Luchs (27 Sep 1942 - 6 Oct 1942)
   Panther (6 Oct 1942 - 20 Oct 1942)
   Draufgänger (29 Nov 1942 - 11 Dec 1942)
   Ungestüm (11 Dec 1942 - 13 Dec 1942)
   Raufbold (13 Dec 1942 - 18 Dec 1942)
   Dränger (14 Mar 1943 - 20 Mar 1943)
   Seeteufel (23 Mar 1943 - 30 Mar 1943)
   Meise (11 Apr 1943 - 27 Apr 1943)
   Rossbach (24 Sep 1943 - 8 Oct 1943)

Attacks on this boat and other events

1 Oct 1943
The boat reported being attacked by two or more aircraft. No damage. (date is approximate). (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 428)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Men lost from the boat

16 Dec 1942
During heavy weather in the North Atlantic a lookout on U-610 broke his arm.

22 Apr 1943
During heavy weather a lookout on U-610 broke his arm.

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

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Blue and white Shield

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay