List of all U-boats

U-84

Type

VIIB

 
Ordered9 Jun 1938
Laid down9 Nov 1939 Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 280)
Launched26 Feb 1941
Commissioned29 Apr 1941Oblt. Horst Uphoff
Commanders
29 Apr 1941 - 7 Aug 1943  Kptlt. Horst Uphoff (German Cross in Gold)
Career
8 patrols
29 Apr 1941-31 Aug 1941  1. Flottille (training)
1 Sep 1941-7 Aug 1943  1. Flottille (active service)
Successes6 ships sunk, total tonnage 29,905 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,176 GRT
Fate

Sunk on 7 Aug 1943 in the North Atlantic, in position 27.55N, 68.03W, by a Mk 24 homing torpedo from an American Liberator aircraft (VB-105/B-4 USN). 46 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, February 2002).

Loss position

See the 7 ships hit by U-84 - View the 8 war patrols

Previously recorded fate

  • Sunk 24 Aug, 1943 in the middle of the North Atlantic, in position 27.09N, 37.03W, by aerial torpedoes from aircraft of the US escort carrier USS Core. (Postwar assessment)

Wolfpack operations

U-84 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Grönland (16 Aug 1941 - 27 Aug 1941)
   Markgraf (27 Aug 1941 - 13 Sep 1941)
   Schlagetot (20 Oct 1941 - 1 Nov 1941)
   Raubritter (1 Nov 1941 - 4 Nov 1941)
   Seydlitz (27 Dec 1941 - 13 Jan 1942)
   Ziethen (13 Jan 1942 - 22 Jan 1942)
   Endrass (12 Jun 1942 - 17 Jun 1942)
   Panther (6 Oct 1942 - 20 Oct 1942)
   Veilchen (20 Oct 1942 - 5 Nov 1942)
   Kreuzotter (9 Nov 1942 - 19 Nov 1942)
   Sturmbock (21 Feb 1943 - 26 Feb 1943)
   Wildfang (26 Feb 1943 - 5 Mar 1943)
   Raubgraf (7 Mar 1943 - 20 Mar 1943)
   Seewolf (24 Mar 1943 - 30 Mar 1943)
   Adler (7 Apr 1943 - 13 Apr 1943)
   Meise (13 Apr 1943 - 20 Apr 1943)
   Specht (21 Apr 1943 - 25 Apr 1943)

General notes on this boat

See the article The Loss of U-84 by Dr. Axel Niestlé.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-84 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.


Wild Dog

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

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

There was another U-84 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 22 Jul 1916 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 7 Oct 1916. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 84 during WWI.