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27 February

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U-boat Shipyard report

Ordered (0) Laid down (3) Launched (3) Commissioned (3)
No U-boat orders on this date1937: U-47
1941: U-603, U-604
1943: U-312, U-672, U-6731941: U-559
1943: U-281
1945: U-3033
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date

 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
 U-156HartensteinMacgregor 2,498   br
 U-432SchultzeMarore 8,215   am
 U-578RehwinkelR.P. Resor 7,451   am
 U-516WiebeColombia 10,782   nl
 U-565FrankenSeminole (d)10,389   brTE-16
 U-66MarkworthSt. Margaret 4,312   brON-165
 U-407KorndörferRod el Farag 55   ag
 U-1018BurmeisterCorvus 1,317   nwBTC-81
* Unless otherwise noted the ships listed here were sunk. (d) = damaged

See all Allied ships hit by U-boats during WWII.

Attacks on this day

No attacks found on this date.

U-boats lost

1945: U-1018 , U-1279 +

99 men died when those 2 U-boats were lost on this date. 2 men survived.

Survivors from U-boats almost always landed in allied captivity.
U-boats marked with + were lost with all hands.

- For more information on U-boat losses check out our Fates section.

U-boat Men Lost or Wounded

There were no men lost from U-boats on this date, 27 February.

- For more information on Men lost from U-boats check out this page.

Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Werner Hartenstein (1908), Günther Scholz (1919), Herbert Uhlig (1916).

The following men died on this day:
Wolfgang Boehmer (2006), Walter Burmeister (1945), Hans Falke (1945), Hugo Förster (1945).

See the entire U-boat commander listing showing all U-boat commanders.
We might include more officers (Allied and Axis) at a later date.

U-boat departures and arrivals on 27 February

This section shows the U-boat departures and arrivals from bases on this day of the year. Current country names shown with harbour names. Boats entering port display days at sea during that patrol.


From Helgoland, Germany: U-52
From Wilhelmshaven, Germany: U-18, U-20, U-52

U-boats entering base:
To Wilhelmshaven, Germany: U-37 (31 days), U-61 (16 days)


From Lorient, France: U-37

U-boats entering base:
To Bergen, Norway: U-74 (4 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-48 (39 days)


U-boats entering base:
To St. Nazaire, France: U-98 (41 days)


From Bergen, Norway: UD-3
From Brest, France: U-440, U-441
From Kiel, Germany: U-305, U-415
From Lorient, France: U-167 (lost 39 days later)
From St. Nazaire, France: U-221


U-boats entering base:
To Narvik, Norway: U-673 (8 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-260 (72 days), U-445 (27 days)


U-boats entering base:
To Flensburg, Germany: U-806 (3 days), U-870 (3 days)
To Kristiansand U-249 (8 days)
To Trondheim, Norway: U-965 (13 days)

U-boats at sea on 27 February

Boats entering port on this day are not counted, but boats departing for patrol are. (+) indicates the boat was lost during this patrol.


U-13, U-20, U-26, U-28, U-29, U-32, U-38, U-50, U-52, U-60, U-62.
11 boats at sea.


U-37, U-46, U-47 (+), U-69, U-70 (+), U-73, U-95, U-96, U-97, U-99 (+), U-105, U-106, U-107, U-108, U-123, U-124, U-147, U-552, UA.
19 boats at sea.


U-67, U-68, U-69, U-71, U-81, U-87, U-94, U-96, U-103, U-105, U-107, U-108, U-124, U-126, U-128, U-129, U-135, U-136, U-154, U-155, U-156, U-158, U-161, U-162, U-213, U-331, U-332, U-377, U-404, U-432, U-436, U-454, U-455, U-456, U-502, U-504, U-505, U-553, U-558, U-564, U-565, U-566, U-569, U-573, U-576, U-578, U-587 (+), U-588, U-652, U-653, U-656 (+), U-701, U-752, U-753.
54 boats at sea.


U-9, U-43, U-66, U-68, U-84, U-86, U-87 (+), U-89, U-91, U-92, U-103, U-106, U-107, U-119, U-135, U-155, U-156 (+), U-160, U-167 (+), U-172, U-180, U-182 (+), U-183, U-185, U-186, U-190, U-202, U-218, U-221, U-223, U-226, U-228, U-229, U-230, U-251, U-255, U-258, U-264, U-303, U-305, U-306, U-332, U-338, U-355, U-358, U-359, U-371, U-373, U-375, U-376, U-377, U-382, U-383, U-403, U-405, U-406, U-409, U-410, U-432, U-435, U-437, U-439, U-440, U-441, U-445, U-447, U-448, U-454, U-458, U-459, U-460, U-461, U-462, U-468, U-504, U-506, U-508, U-509, U-510, U-511, U-513, U-515, U-516, U-518, U-521, U-523, U-525, U-526 (+), U-527, U-530, U-558, U-565, U-566, U-569, U-590, U-591, U-593, U-600, U-602, U-603, U-604, U-607, U-608, U-615, U-616, U-618, U-621, U-622, U-628, U-629, U-633 (+), U-634, U-638, U-641, U-642, U-653, U-657, U-659, U-664, U-665 (+), U-666, U-707, U-709, U-753, U-757, U-758, U-759.
127 boats at sea.


U-9, U-18, U-19, U-20, U-66 (+), U-123, U-154, U-168, U-170, U-178, U-183, U-188, U-212, U-214, U-218, U-255, U-256, U-262, U-267, U-281, U-288, U-307, U-312, U-313, U-315, U-333, U-358 (+), U-361, U-362, U-366, U-407, U-410, U-413, U-421, U-425, U-437, U-441, U-448 (+), U-450 (+), U-455 (+), U-472 (+), U-488 (+), U-510, U-518, U-532, U-539, U-546, U-549, U-550 (+), U-552, U-565, U-596, U-608, U-616, U-618, U-621, U-650, U-672, U-674, U-739, U-744 (+), U-764, U-801 (+), U-802, U-843, U-845 (+), U-846, U-851 (+), U-852 (+), U-856 (+), U-952, U-956, U-957, U-959, U-962 (+), U-963, U-985, U-986 (+), U-989, U-990, U-1059 (+), U-1061, U-1062, UIT-22 (+), UIT-24.
85 boats at sea.


U-190, U-195, U-244, U-246 (+), U-260 (+), U-267, U-275 (+), U-299, U-307, U-310, U-315, U-318, U-370, U-399 (+), U-475, U-483, U-510, U-532, U-681 (+), U-722 (+), U-773, U-775, U-843, U-853 (+), U-857 (+), U-861, U-866 (+), U-878, U-879 (+), U-907, U-953, U-963, U-978, U-995, U-1002, U-1003 (+), U-1004, U-1005, U-1017, U-1019, U-1021 (+), U-1022, U-1058, U-1064, U-1104, U-1169 (+), U-1195 (+), U-1203, U-1233, U-1302 (+), U-2322.
51 boats at sea.

General Events on 27 February

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