Events on this day

24 September

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This is a run-down from several databases on our site. It's meant to give a clear picture of events on this date, all year round.

U-boat Shipyard report

Ordered (0) Laid down (3) Launched (5) Commissioned (5)
No U-boat orders on this date1935: U-15
1940: U-508
1944: U-3521
1936: U-24, U-35
1942: U-421, U-713
1943: U-370
1936: U-23
1940: U-106
1942: U-190, U-641
1944: U-1110
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date

 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
 U-13 [Mine]Daublebsky von EichhainPhryné 2,660   fr
 U-31HabekostHazelside 4,646   br
 U-33DreskyCaldew 287   br
 U-34RollmannHanonia captured1,781   es
 U-4Klot-HeydenfeldtGertrud Bratt 1,510   sw
 U-107HesslerDixcove 3,790   brSL-87
 U-107HesslerJohn Holt 4,975   brSL-87
 U-107HesslerLafian 4,876   brSL-87
 U-67Müller-StöckheimSt. Clair II 3,753   brSL-87
 U-175BrunsWest Chetac 5,627   amTRIN-14
 U-432SchultzePennmar 5,868   amSC-100
 U-512SchultzeAntinous 6,034   amTRIN-12
 U-561SchomburgSphinx 39   ag
 U-617BrandiRoumanie 3,563   beSC-100
 U-619MakowskiJohn Winthrop 7,176   amON-131
 U-739MangoldT-120 625   sjVD-1
* 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


U-755. This was a difficult day for U-755. At 05.49 hrs she was fired on by a convoy escort; two hours later she missed convoy SC 100 with a spread four torpedoes. She was attacked from the air at 16.15, and again by an escort at 17.00, and that time damaged so heavily she was forced to return to base.


U-667. Shortly before dawn the boat fought off a Leigh Light attack by a British Wellington bomber (179 Sqn RAF/P, pilot Sgt A.W. Ellis) off Portugal. Neither side suffered any damage, but U-667 was on her way to the Mediterranean and the Allied aircraft were now alerted.

In the evening of the 24th an attack by another Wellington (RAF Sqdn 179/D, pilot F/O A. Chiltern) caused some minor damage.



U-763. The target of the attack by British B-24 Liberator (224 Sqn RAF/A) on 24 September 1944 at 61.00N, 04.07E, just off Sognefjord, north of Bergen, formerly credited with sinking U-855, was actually U-763, which escaped with moderate damage. (1987-09-01, FDS/NHB)

U-boats lost

1944: U-596 , U-921 +, U-565

57 men died when those 3 U-boats were lost on this date. There were no survivors.
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, 24 September.

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

Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Helmuth Christiansen (1918), Otto Finke (1915), Ernst-Günter Heinicke (1908), Hans Lehmann (1915), Werner Musenberg (1904), Otto Heinrich Nachtigall (1914), Max-Martin Schulte (1915).

The following men died on this day:
Wolfgang-Friedrich Freiherr von Forstner (1999), Friedrich Lutz (1974), Alfred Werner (1944).

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 24 September

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.


U-boats entering base:
To Kiel, Germany: U-18 (11 days)
To Wilhelmshaven, Germany: U-3 (12 days)


From Lorient, France: U-37, U-61


From Lorient, France: U-126, U-331


From Bergen, Norway: U-262
From Narvik, Norway: U-403

U-boats entering base:
To Bergen, Norway: U-405 (3 days), U-601 (3 days)
To Kristiansand U-353 (3 days)
To Skjomenford U-377 (26 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-608 (36 days)


From Sevastopol: U-20

U-boats entering base:
To Bordeaux, France: U-198 (200 days), U-231 (2 days)
To Brest, France: U-154 (2 days), U-211 (2 days), U-306 (2 days)
To Hammerfest, Norway: U-360 (40 days)
To Konstanza, Rumania: U-18 (35 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-267 (3 days)


From Bogenbucht: U-968
From Tromsö, Norway: U-737

U-boats entering base:
To Flekkefjord U-294 (7 days)
To Trondheim, Norway: U-1163 (4 days)

U-boats at sea on 24 September

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


U-4, U-7, U-12 (+), U-13, U-14, U-15, U-16, U-21, U-24, U-26, U-28, U-29, U-30, U-31, U-32, U-33, U-34, U-35, U-36, U-53.
20 boats at sea.


U-29, U-31, U-32, U-37, U-43, U-46, U-47, U-48, U-60, U-61, U-65, U-99, U-100, U-103, U-123, U-137, U-138.
17 boats at sea.


U-66, U-67, U-68, U-69, U-74, U-94, U-97, U-98, U-103, U-107, U-108, U-111 (+), U-124, U-125, U-126, U-132, U-201, U-203, U-204 (+), U-205, U-331, U-371, U-372, U-373, U-431, U-433, U-552, U-559, U-562, U-564, U-565, U-572, U-575.
33 boats at sea.


U-43, U-66, U-67, U-68, U-69, U-87, U-91, U-92, U-96, U-106, U-107, U-109, U-116 (+), U-117, U-118, U-125, U-126, U-128, U-135, U-156, U-159, U-160, U-161, U-164, U-165 (+), U-171 (+), U-172, U-175, U-176, U-177, U-178, U-179 (+), U-181, U-183, U-201, U-202, U-211, U-212, U-214, U-216 (+), U-217, U-218, U-221, U-251, U-253 (+), U-254, U-255, U-257, U-258, U-259, U-260, U-262, U-332, U-333, U-356, U-373, U-375, U-378, U-380, U-382, U-404, U-406, U-407, U-408, U-410, U-411, U-431, U-432, U-435, U-437, U-441, U-442, U-453, U-455, U-459, U-460, U-461, U-504, U-506, U-507, U-511, U-512 (+), U-513, U-514, U-515, U-516, U-517, U-552, U-558, U-561, U-562, U-569, U-575, U-582 (+), U-584, U-590, U-592, U-594, U-595, U-596, U-597 (+), U-599 (+), U-606, U-607, U-610, U-615, U-617, U-618, U-619 (+), U-620, U-661 (+), U-662, U-703, U-706, U-753, U-755, UD-5.
117 boats at sea.


U-20, U-68, U-81, U-91, U-103, U-107, U-123, U-155, U-161 (+), U-168, U-170, U-177, U-181, U-183, U-188, U-196, U-214, U-218, U-220 (+), U-221 (+), U-223, U-238, U-260, U-264, U-270, U-275, U-277, U-279 (+), U-305, U-307, U-336 (+), U-377, U-378 (+), U-386, U-387, U-389 (+), U-402 (+), U-410, U-419 (+), U-422 (+), U-437, U-448, U-455, U-460 (+), U-488, U-505, U-518, U-532, U-533 (+), U-536 (+), U-539, U-565, U-584 (+), U-593, U-601, U-603, U-608, U-610 (+), U-621, U-631 (+), U-641, U-643 (+), U-645, U-666, U-667, U-703, U-711, U-713, U-731, U-758, U-848 (+), U-952, U-956, U-960.
74 boats at sea.


U-92, U-155, U-170, U-190, U-195, U-219, U-242, U-244, U-245, U-248, U-256, U-260, U-262, U-267, U-278, U-281, U-290, U-296, U-307, U-309, U-312, U-315, U-348, U-370, U-382, U-398, U-425, U-480, U-481, U-482, U-516, U-518, U-530, U-534, U-541, U-546, U-547, U-548, U-668, U-673, U-676, U-711, U-714, U-717, U-737, U-739, U-745, U-758, U-763, U-772, U-802, U-804, U-853, U-857, U-858, U-863 (+), U-871 (+), U-953, U-956, U-957, U-958, U-963, U-968, U-979, U-985, U-989, U-992, U-997, U-1001, U-1004, U-1062 (+), U-1165, U-1199, U-1221, U-1223, U-1227.
76 boats at sea.

General Events on 24 September


U-711 shelled Blagopolucya Soviet radio station on Nova Zemlya island on the Barents Sea, using the deck gun.


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