List of all U-boats

U-614

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down6 May 1941 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 590)
Launched29 Jan 1942
Commissioned19 Mar 1942Oblt. Wolfgang Sträter
Commanders
19 Mar 1942 - 29 Jul 1943  Kptlt. Wolfgang Sträter
Career
3 patrols
19 Mar 1942-31 Jan 1943  8. Flottille (training)
1 Feb 1943-29 Jul 1943  6. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 5,730 GRT
Fate

Sunk 29 July 1943 north-west of Cape Finisterre, in position 46.42N, 11.03W, by depth charges from a British Wellington aircraft (Sqdn. 172/G) . 49 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 1 ships hit by U-614 - View the 3 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-614 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Landsknecht (19 Jan 1943 - 28 Jan 1943)
   Without name (15 Apr 1943 - 18 Apr 1943)
   Specht (19 Apr 1943 - 4 May 1943)
   Fink (4 May 1943 - 6 May 1943)
   Elbe (7 May 1943 - 10 May 1943)
   Elbe 1 (10 May 1943 - 14 May 1943)

Attacks on this boat and other events

9 Feb 1943
An attack by a British B-17 (Sqdn 206, pilot R. C. Patrick) in the Atlantic west of Scotland affected diving capability, forcing the boat to return to St.Nazaire. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 183. BdU KTB)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-614 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

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


Eagle on Shield

Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel