List of all U-boats

U-844

Type

IXC/40

 
Ordered20 Jan 1941
Laid down21 May 1942 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1050)
Launched30 Dec 1942
Commissioned7 Apr 1943Oblt. Günther Möller
Commanders
7 Apr 1943 - 16 Oct 1943  Oblt. Günther Möller
Career
1 patrol
7 Apr 1943-30 Sep 1943  4. Flottille (training)
1 Oct 1943-16 Oct 1943  10. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 16 Oct 1943 south-west of Iceland, in position 58.30N, 27.16W, by depth charges from 2 British Liberator aircraft (Sqdn. 59/S & 86/L). 53 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Wolfpack operations

U-844 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Schlieffen (16 Oct 1943 - 16 Oct 1943)

Attacks on this boat and other events

16 Oct 1943
The sinking of U-844Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down: British B-24 Liberator FL952 (RAF Sqdn 86/L, pilot F/L E.A. Bland)

The boat was shadowing convoy ONS 20 from a point about 15 miles (24 km) south when the aicraft attacked. Both port engines were hit by flak and the depth charges failed to release, but a second Liberator, FL984 (RAF Sqdn 59/S, pilot P/O W.J. Thomas) joined the attack, straddled U-844 with a stick of depth charges and dropped four more into the wash after the U-boat sank. This Liberator made it back to Iceland despite flak damage to the starboard inner engine.

After its depth charges again failed to release in a second attack, the first Liberator was so badly damaged by flak that it was forced to ditch near the convoy. Two aircrew were lost, and the remaining five were all injured, but were rescued by HMS Pink.

(Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

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-844 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.


Panther on a torpedo

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