Germans lost many U-boats to the Allied submarine forces during 1939-1945. Several of those were lost with all hands. British submarines were the busiest with 13 kills. 4 U-boats were sunk in the Far East while they served as a part of the Monsun boats there and 5 more were sunk in the Mediterranean sea.
The war at sea was only 3 months old when Germany lost its first U-boat to the British submarine arm when HMS Salmon sank the U-36 outside Kristiansund in Norway.
The U-boats would be lost at a steady rate the entire war with the last one, U-183, being sunk by the USS Besugo on April 23, 1945, only 2 weeks before the German surrender.
Allied Warships hit by U-boats.
|4 Dec 1939||U-36 *||KrvKpt. Wilhelm Fröhlich||VIIA||40|
|20 Aug 1940||U-51 *||Kptlt. Dietrich Knorr||VIIB||43|
|25 Feb 1940||U-63||Kptlt. Günther Lorentz||IIC||1|
|28 Nov 1941||U-95||KrvKpt. Gerd Schreiber||VIIC||35|
|10 Aug 1941||U-144 *||Gert von Mittelstaedt||IID||28|
|6 Oct 1944||U-168||Kptlt. Helmuth Pich||IXC/40||23|
|23 Apr 1945||U-183||Kptlt. Fritz Schneewind||IXC/40||54|
|21 Jan 1943||U-301||Kptlt. Willy-Roderich Körner||VIIC||45|
|21 May 1943||U-303||Kptlt. Karl-Franz Heine||VIIC||20|
|4 Jun 1943||U-308 *||Oblt. Karl Mühlenpfordt||VIIC||44|
|12 Jan 1942||U-374||Unno von Fischel||VIIC||42|
|30 Mar 1943||U-416||Kptlt. Christian Reich||VIIC||36|
|12 Apr 1945||U-486 *||Gerhard Meyer||VIIC||48|
|9 Nov 1944||U-537 *||Kptlt. Peter Schrewe||IXC/40||58|
|28 Aug 1943||U-639 *||Oblt. Walter Wichmann||VIIC||47|
|7 Apr 1943||U-644 *||Oblt. Kurt Jensen||VIIC||45|
|11 Nov 1944||U-771 *||Helmut Block||VIIC||51|
|23 Sep 1944||U-859||Kptlt. Johann Jebsen||IXD2||47|
|9 Feb 1945||U-864 *||KrvKpt. Ralf-Reimar Wolfram||IXD2||73|
|19 Apr 1944||U-974||Heinz Wolff||VIIC||42|
|15 Jun 1944||U-987 *||Hilmar-Karl Schreyer||VIIC||53|
|3 Aug 1942||U-335||Kptlt. Hans-Hermann Pelkner||VIIC||43|
22 boats (1046 total crews, 918 dead, 128 survivors).
* means the boat was sunk with all hands.