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 August 1943 in the North Atlantic south-west of Bermuda, in position 27.55N, 68.30W, by a Fido homing torpedo from a US Liberator aircraft (VB-105 USN/B-4). 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)
    Notes. U-84 was ordered to refuel from U-760 on 18 August in position 37.00N, 44.30W which is over 600 nautical miles from the attack by USS Core's aircraft.

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.