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List of boats scuttled

Conventional boats

U-boatTypeFate
U-143IIDSunk on 22 Dec, 1945 in position 55.58N, 09.35W.
U-145IIDSunk on 22 Dec, 1945 in position 55.47N, 09.56W.
U-149IIDSunk on 21 Dec, 1945 in position 55.40N, 08.00W.
U-150IIDSunk by gunfire in position 56.04N, 09.35W from the British destroyer HMS Onslaught and patrol sloop HMS Powey on 21 Dec 1945.
U-155IXCSunk on 21 Dec, 1945 in position 55.35N, 07.39W
U-170IXC/40Sunk on 30 Nov, 1945 in position 55.44N, 07.53W.
U-218VIIDSunk on 4 Dec, 1945 8,9 nm of Inishtrabull, Northern Ireland in roughly position 55.28N, 07.18W.
U-244VIICWhile being towed out to the scuttling ground by the tug Enchanter the tow broke and the boat was sunk by the Polish destroyer Piorun with gunfire in position 55.46N, 08.32W that same day.
U-245VIICSunk on 7 Dec, 1945 in position 55.25N, 06.19W
U-249VIICSunk on 13 Dec, 1945 in position 56.10N, 10.05W
U-255VIICSunk on 13 Dec 1945 in position 55.50N, 10.05W.
U-278VIICSunk on 31 Dec, 1945 in position 55.44N, 08.21W.
U-281VIICSunk on 30 Nov, 1945 in position 55.50N, 10.05W
U-291VIICSunk on 20 Dec, 1945 in position 55.50N, 09.08W.
U-293VIIC/41Sunk on 13 Dec, 1945 in position 55.50N, 10.05W.
U-294VIIC/41Sunk on 31 Dec, 1945 in position 55.44N, 08.40W.
U-295VIIC/41Sunk on 17 Dec, 1945 in position 56.14N, 10.37W.
U-298VIIC/41Sunk on 29 Nov, 1945 in position 55.35N, 07.54W.
U-299VIIC/41Sunk on 4 Dec, 1945 in position 55.38N, 07.54W.
U-312VIICSunk on 29 Nov, 1945 in position 55.35N, 07.54W.
U-313VIICSunk on 27 Dec, 1945 in position 55.40N, 08.24W.
U-318VIIC/41Sunk on 21 Dec, 1945 in position 55.47N, 08.30W.
U-328VIIC/41Sunk on 30 Nov, 1945 in position 55.50N, 10.05W.
U-363VIICSunk on 31 Dec, 1945 in position 55.45N, 08.18W.
U-368VIICSunk by naval gunfire on 17 Dec, 1945 in position 56.14N, 10.37W.
U-369VIICSunk on 30 Nov, 1945 in position 55.31N, 07.27W.
U-427VIICSunk on 21 December 1945 at 56.04N x 09.35W by unknown causes.
U-481VIICSunk on 30 November 1945 at 56.11N x 10.00W by unknown causes.
U-483VIICSunk on 16 December 1945 at 56.10N x 10.05W by unknown causes.
U-485VIICSunk on 8 December 1945 at 56.10N x 10.05W by unknown causes.
U-516IXCSunk on 2 Jan, 1946 in position 56.06N, 09.00W.
U-532IXC/40Sunk on 9 Dec, 1945 in position 56.08N, 10.07W by a torpedo from the British submarine HMS Tantivy.
U-539IXC/40Foundered while in tow for the scuttling grounds on 4 Dec, 1945 in position 55.38N, 07.57W.
U-541IXC/40Sunk on 5 Jan, 1946 in position 55.38N, 07.35W.
U-637VIICFoundered in tow and sank on 21 December 1945 at 55.35N x 07.46W.
U-668VIICSunk on 31 December, 1945 at 56.03N x 09.24W by unknown causes.
U-680VIICSunk on 28 Dec, 1945 in position 55.24N, 06.29W by gunfire from the British destroyer HMS Onslaught.
U-716VIICSunk on 11 December, 1945 at 55.50N x 10.05W as an air target.
U-720VIICSunk on 21 December 1945 at 56.04N x 09.35W by naval gunfire.
U-739VIICSunk on 16 December 1945 at 56.10N x 10.05W as an aerial target.
U-760VIICShe was interned at El Ferrol, Spain in 1943. Sunk on 13 Dec, 1945 in position 55.50N, 10.05W.
U-764VIICSunk on 2 February, 1946 at 56.06N x 09.00W as a target.
U-773VIICSunk on 8 December, 1945 at 56.10N x 10.05W by unknown causes.
U-775VIICSunk on 8 December, 1945 at 55.40N x 08.25W by gunfire.
U-776VIICFoundered and sank on 3 December, 1945 at 55.08N x 05.30W
U-778VIICWhile in tow for the scuttling ground on 4 December, 1945 she foundered and sank roughly 11 miles NE of the Inistrahull Light, in position 55.32N, 07.70W.
U-779VIICSunk on 17 December, 1945 in position 55.50N, 10.05W, by gunfire from the destroyer HMS Onslow and the frigate HMS Cubitt.
U-802IXC/40Sunk on 31 Dec, 1945 in position 55.30N, 08.25W.
U-806IXC/40Sunk on 21 Dec, 1945 in position 55.44N, 08.18W.
U-825VIICSunk on 3 January, 1946 at 55.31N x 07.30W by unknown causes.
U-826VIICSunk on 1 December, 1945 at 56.10N x 10.05W by unknown causes.
U-861IXDSunk on 31 Dec, 1945 in position 55.25N, 07.15W.
U-868IXC/40Sunk on 30 Nov, 1945 in position 55.48N, 08.33W.
U-874IXDSunk on 31 Dec, 1945 in position 55.47N, 09.27W.
U-875IXDSunk on 31 Dec, 1945 in position 55.41N, 08.28W.
U-883IXD/42Sunk on 31 Dec, 1945 in position 55.44N, 08.40W.
U-901VIICSunk on 5 January 1946 at 55.50N x 08.30W by unknown causes.
U-907VIICSunk on 7 Dec, 1945 in position 55.17N, 05.59W.
U-928VIICSunk on 16 Dec, 1945 in position 56.06N, 10.05W.
U-930VIIC/41Sunk on 29 Dec, 1945 in position 55.20N, 07.35W by gunfire from the British destroyer HMS Onslow.
U-956VIICSunk by naval gunfire on 17 Dec, 1945 in position 55.50N, 10.05W.
U-968VIICSunk on 29 Nov, 1945 in position 55.24N, 06.22W.
U-975VIICSunk at 55.42N 09.01W by British vessel Loch Arkaig on Feb 10, 1946.
U-978VIICSunk on 11 Dec, 1945 in position 56.10N, 10.05W.
U-991VIICSunk on 11 Dec, 1945 in position 56.10N, 10.05W.
U-992VIICSunk on 16 December, 1945 at 56.10N x 10.05W by naval gunfire.
U-994VIICFoundered under tow on 5 December, 1945 at 55.50N x 08.30W.
U-997VIIC/41Sunk on 13 December, 1945 at 55.50N x 10.05W by aircraft.
U-1002VIIC/41Sunk on 13 December, 1945 at 56.10N x 10.05W by unknown causes.
U-1004VIIC/41Sunk on 1 December, 1945 at 56.10N x 10.05W by naval gunfire.
U-1005VIIC/41Foundered while under tow on 5 Dec, 1945 and sank at 55.33N, 08.27W.
U-1009VIIC/41Sunk on 16 December, 1945 at 55.31N x 07.24W by naval gunfire.
U-1010VIIC/41Sunk on 7 Jan, 1946 in position 55.37N, 07.49,1W by gunfire from the Polish destroyer ORP Garland.
U-1019VIIC/41Sunk on 7 December, 1945 at 55.27N x 07.56W by naval gunfire.
U-1022VIIC/41Sank for unknown reasons on 29 Dec, 1945 at 55.40N, 08.15W.
U-1023VIIC/41Sank for unknown reasons on 7 Jan, 1946 at 55.49N, 08.24W.
U-1052VIICSunk on 9 Dec, 1945 at 55.50N, 10.05W, by aircraft of the 816 Squadron of the Royal Navy.
U-1061VIIFSunk on 1 December, 1945 at 56.10N x 10.05W by naval gunfire.
U-1102VIICSunk on 21 December, 1945 at 56.04N x 09.35W by naval gunfire.
U-1103VIIC/41Sunk on 30 December, 1945 at 56.03N x 10.05W by naval gunfire.
U-1104VIIC/41Sunk on 1 December, 1945 at 56.10N x 10.05W by naval gunfire.
U-1109VIIC/41Sunk 6 Jan, 1946 in position 55.49N, 08.31W by torpedoes from the British submarine HMS Templar.
U-1110VIIC/41Sunk on 21 December, 1945 at 55.45N x 08.19W by naval gunfire.
U-1163VIIC/41Sunk on 11 December, 1945 at 55.50N x 10.05W by aircraft.
U-1165VIIC/41Sank for unknown reasons on 30 Dec, 1945 at 55.44N, 08.40W.
U-1194VIICSunk on 22 December, 1945 at 55.59N x 09.55W by naval gunfire.
U-1198VIICSunk on 17 Dec, 1945 in position 56.14N, 10.37W.
U-1203VIICSunk on 8 Dec, 1945 in position 55.50N, 10.05W.
U-1230IXC/40Sunk on 17 Dec, 1945 in position 55.50N, 10.05W, by gunfire from the British frigate HMS Cubitt.
U-1233IXC/40Sunk on 29 Dec, 1945 in position 55.51N, 08.54W by naval gunfire from the destroyer HMS Onslaught.
U-1271VIIC/41Sunk on 8 Dec, 1945 in position 55.28N, 07.20W.
U-1272VIIC/41Sunk on 8 Dec, 1945 in position 55.50N, 10.05W.
U-1301VIIC/41Sunk on 16 Dec, 1945 in position 55.50N, 10.05W by bombs from British aircraft.
U-1307VIIC/41Sunk on 9 Dec, 1945 in position 55.50N, 10.05W by rockets from a British Firefly aircraft (FAA 816) from the escort carrier HMS Nairana.

94Conventional U-boats
22Elektro boats
116U-boats scuttled all in all


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