Events on this day

7 February

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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 (1) Launched (4) Commissioned (1)
No U-boat orders on this date1940: U-5621941: U-564, U-652
1944: U-1015
1945: U-3038
1945: U-4706
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date


 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
1940 
 U-30 [Mine]LempMunster 4,305   br
1942 
 U-751BigalkEmpire Sun 6,952   br
1943 
 U-118 [Mine]CzyganBaltonia 2,013   brMKS-7
 U-118 [Mine]CzyganEmpire Mordred 7,024   brMKS-7
 U-118 [Mine]CzyganMary Slessor 5,027   brMKS-7
 U-402ForstnerAfrika 8,597   brSC-118
 U-402ForstnerDaghild (d)9,272   nwSC-118
 U-402ForstnerHenry R. Mallory 6,063   amSC-118
 U-402ForstnerKalliopi 4,965   grSC-118
 U-402ForstnerRobert E. Hopkins 6,625   amSC-118
 U-402ForstnerToward 1,571   brSC-118
 U-596JahnHMS LCI(L)-162 246   br
 U-614SträterHarmala 5,730   brSC-118
 U-77HartmannEmpire Banner 6,699   brKMS-8
 U-77HartmannEmpire Webster 7,043   brKMS-8
 82,132
* 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

1942

U-213. Escorts from convoy ON 63 prevented U-213 from attacking by forcing the boat to dive. Subsequent depth charging caused minor damage. (Rohwer/Ritschel)


U-boats lost


1943: U-624 +

45 men died when this U-boat was lost. 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

1944

U-1003
During the boat's trials in the Baltic near Hela one man died when he fell overboard while transferring to an outpost boat (V-Boot). [Funkgefreiter Werner Guhl]

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


Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Klaus Hartmann (1912), August Maus (1915), Hermann Schultz (1920).

The following men died on this day:
Franz Kranich (2005), Hans Leilich (1993), Herbert Mumm (2003), Ulrich Graf von Soden-Fraunhofen (1943).

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 7 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.


1940



U-boats entering base:
To Helgoland, Germany: U-29 (2 days)


1942


Sailed:
From Bergen, Norway: U-563
From Helgoland, Germany: U-158, U-752
From Kiel, Germany: U-154, U-155, U-162

U-boats entering base:
To Brest, France: U-84 (49 days), U-582 (36 days)


1943


Sailed:
From Bergen, Norway: U-405
From Brest, France: U-603
From Hamburg, Germany: U-586
From La Pallice: U-569
From La Spezia, Italy: U-562 (lost 13 days later)
From Lorient, France: U-103
From Narvik, Norway: U-625
From St. Nazaire, France: U-382, U-445

U-boats entering base:
To Lorient, France: U-117 (47 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-662 (51 days)


1944


Sailed:
From Hammerfest, Norway: U-313
From Narvik, Norway: U-312
From Penang, Malaysia: U-168

U-boats entering base:
To La Pallice U-763 (56 days)


1945


Sailed:
From Bergen, Norway: U-483, U-775, U-864 (lost 3 days later), U-880, U-1061, U-1064
From Harstad: U-968
From Horten, Norway: U-989 (lost 8 days later)


U-boats at sea on 7 February

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

1940

U-9, U-17, U-21, U-24, U-25, U-26, U-33 (+), U-37, U-44, U-48, U-50, U-51, U-53 (+), U-56, U-58, U-59.
16 boats at sea.

1941

U-37, U-48, U-52, U-93, U-94, U-96, U-101, U-103, U-106, U-107, U-123.
11 boats at sea.

1942

U-66, U-67, U-69, U-73, U-81, U-85, U-86, U-96, U-98, U-103, U-105, U-106, U-107, U-108, U-109, U-123, U-125, U-126, U-128, U-129, U-130, U-132, U-134, U-136, U-154, U-155, U-156, U-158, U-161, U-162, U-205, U-213, U-331, U-332, U-333, U-352, U-375, U-402, U-431, U-432, U-435, U-436, U-455, U-456, U-502, U-504, U-561, U-564, U-565, U-566, U-572, U-573, U-575, U-576, U-578, U-584, U-585, U-586, U-591, U-652, U-653, U-654, U-656 (+), U-701, U-751, U-752, U-754.
67 boats at sea.

1943

U-9, U-19, U-24, U-43, U-66, U-68, U-69 (+), U-71, U-77, U-81, U-87 (+), U-89, U-92, U-96, U-103, U-105, U-107, U-108, U-118, U-119, U-124, U-125, U-135, U-156 (+), U-160, U-175, U-176, U-182 (+), U-183, U-186, U-201 (+), U-202, U-205, U-214, U-217, U-218, U-223, U-225 (+), U-226, U-228, U-255, U-257, U-258, U-262, U-264, U-266, U-267, U-268 (+), U-302, U-303, U-332, U-355, U-358, U-359, U-375, U-376, U-377, U-381, U-382, U-383, U-402, U-403, U-405, U-407, U-413, U-414, U-431, U-436, U-437, U-438, U-442 (+), U-445, U-448, U-453, U-454, U-456, U-458, U-459, U-460, U-465, U-466, U-468, U-504, U-506, U-509, U-510, U-511, U-514, U-516, U-518, U-521, U-522 (+), U-525, U-529 (+), U-558, U-562 (+), U-566, U-569, U-571, U-572, U-575, U-584, U-590, U-593, U-594, U-596, U-598, U-602, U-603, U-606 (+), U-607, U-608, U-613, U-614, U-616, U-617, U-620 (+), U-621, U-623 (+), U-628, U-632, U-638, U-653, U-657, U-704, U-706, U-707, U-752, U-753, U-755, U-759.
131 boats at sea.

1944

U-18, U-24, U-66 (+), U-91 (+), U-123, U-154, U-168, U-178, U-188, U-193, U-212, U-223, U-230, U-238 (+), U-256, U-257 (+), U-260, U-262, U-264 (+), U-278, U-281, U-283 (+), U-309, U-312, U-313, U-362, U-371, U-386 (+), U-390, U-406 (+), U-407, U-410, U-413, U-424 (+), U-425, U-437, U-441, U-445, U-453, U-510, U-516, U-518, U-530, U-532, U-539, U-545 (+), U-546, U-547, U-549, U-550 (+), U-586, U-603 (+), U-608, U-650, U-666 (+), U-674, U-709 (+), U-713 (+), U-714, U-716, U-731, U-734 (+), U-737, U-762 (+), U-764, U-802, U-845 (+), U-846, U-852 (+), U-953, U-957, U-963, U-967, U-969, U-973, U-984, U-985, U-989, U-990, U-1062, UIT-22 (+).
81 boats at sea.

1945

U-195, U-244, U-245, U-275, U-278, U-286, U-293, U-299, U-300 (+), U-307, U-313, U-318, U-325, U-370, U-399 (+), U-425 (+), U-427, U-475, U-483, U-510, U-532, U-676 (+), U-683 (+), U-716, U-739, U-775, U-806, U-825, U-843, U-857 (+), U-861, U-862, U-864 (+), U-866 (+), U-868, U-869 (+), U-870, U-907, U-927 (+), U-963, U-968, U-989 (+), U-992, U-995, U-1004, U-1009, U-1017, U-1018 (+), U-1019, U-1058, U-1064, U-1104, U-1203, U-1208 (+), U-1230, U-1232, U-1233, U-1235, U-1276 (+), U-1279 (+), U-1302 (+), U-2322, U-2324, UIT-24.
64 boats at sea.


General Events on 7 February

1945

The following U.P. report was released to the newswires: Capetown, South Africa - The British liner Orcades, the largest and finest ship of the Orient line, was sunk near here October 12, 1942, the Navy revealed today. More than 1000 survivors were rescued by the Polish liner Narwik, and approximately 40 lives were lost. En route to England with a passenger load of soldiers and several hundred civilians, many of whom were women and children, the Orcades was hit by six torpedoes. The Narwik steamed up in the darkness to pick up survivors while covering the submarine - which surfaced several miles away - with its stern gun. [The Orcades was actually sunk on 10 October, 1942 by U-172 (Emmermann).]


2008

Three boats, U-19, U-20 and U-23, scuttled off the Turkish coast in September 1944 have been located. They are reported to be in excellent condition.

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