Events on this day

25 July

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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 (2) Commissioned (3)
No U-boat orders on this date1944: U-35081942: U-305, U-7311935: U-2
1936: U-33
1944: U-2324
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date

 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
 U-130KalsTankexpress 10,095   nw
 U-160LassenTelamon 2,078   nl
 U-201SchneeHMS Laertes (T 137) 545   br
 U-552ToppBritish Merit (d)8,093   brON-113
 U-552ToppBroompark 5,136   brON-113
 U-89LohmannLucille M. 54   ca
 U-625 [Mine]BenkerT-904 (No 58) 557   sj
 U-862TimmRobin Goodfellow 6,885   am
* 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



A man from U-669 was allowed to go to his home in Hamburg for his birthday and on that day the city was bombed in a major raid that was the beginning of "Battle for Hamburg". The boat was at this time in St. Nazaire. [Bootsmaat Erich Bergner].


U-244. Two Norwegian Mosquito aircraft (Sqdn 333, E/F) attacked the boat killing 1 and wounding 7 men. The boat aborted to base. (Blair, vol 2, page 598)

U-boats lost

No U-boats were lost on this date, 25 July.

- 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, 25 July.

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

Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Karl Brandenburg (1906), Hugo Deiring (1920), Herbert Sohler (1908).

The following men died on this day:
Horst von Schroeter (2006).

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 25 July

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 Lorient, France: U-56, U-99

U-boats entering base:
To Kiel, Germany: U-61 (20 days)


From Oxhöft: U-142


From Kiel, Germany: U-596, U-660
From Lorient, France: U-106
From Narvik, Norway: U-355, U-435
From Trondheim, Norway: U-586

U-boats entering base:
To Brest, France: U-202 (60 days)
To La Spezia, Italy: U-562 (34 days)
To Lorient, France: U-126 (92 days)
To Narvik, Norway: U-435 (8 days)
To Trondheim, Norway: U-377 (8 days)


From Konstanza, Rumania: U-19
From Lorient, France: U-103, U-525
From Narvik, Norway: U-302
From St. Nazaire, France: U-448, U-614 (lost 5 days later)
From Trondheim, Norway: U-354

U-boats entering base:
To Hammerfest, Norway: U-601 (12 days)
To Pola U-81 (12 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-270 (2 days), U-437 (2 days)


From Kristiansand: U-286
From Narvik, Norway: U-387
From Reval: U-348

U-boats entering base:
To Esplanade U-479 (13 days)
To Grand Hotel U-250 (2 days)
To Narvik, Norway: U-716 (3 days)

U-boats at sea on 25 July

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


U-34, U-56, U-57, U-59, U-62, U-99, UA.
7 boats at sea.


U-66, U-68, U-74, U-79, U-81, U-93, U-94, U-95, U-97, U-109, U-123, U-124, U-125, U-126, U-141, U-142, U-145, U-203, U-204, U-205, U-331, U-371, U-372, U-401 (+), U-431, U-561, U-562, U-564, U-565, U-652, UA.
31 boats at sea.


U-43, U-66, U-67, U-71, U-77, U-84, U-86, U-89, U-97, U-98, U-106, U-108, U-109, U-116, U-129, U-130, U-132, U-134, U-154, U-155, U-160, U-161, U-162 (+), U-163, U-164, U-166 (+), U-171 (+), U-173, U-176, U-201, U-203, U-209, U-210 (+), U-213 (+), U-217, U-254, U-332, U-355, U-375, U-379 (+), U-402, U-403, U-405, U-435, U-437, U-454, U-458, U-460, U-461, U-462, U-463, U-505, U-507, U-508, U-509, U-510, U-511, U-552, U-553, U-564, U-565, U-571, U-572, U-575, U-582, U-586, U-588 (+), U-589, U-592, U-593, U-595, U-597, U-598, U-600, U-601, U-607, U-609, U-654 (+), U-657, U-658, U-660, U-704, U-752, U-754 (+).
84 boats at sea.


U-19, U-20, U-43 (+), U-66, U-84 (+), U-86, U-117 (+), U-134 (+), U-155, U-159 (+), U-168, U-172, U-177, U-178, U-181, U-183, U-185 (+), U-188, U-190, U-196, U-197 (+), U-198, U-199 (+), U-230, U-255, U-257, U-262, U-269, U-277, U-306, U-307, U-333, U-340, U-355, U-358, U-359 (+), U-371, U-373, U-375 (+), U-382, U-387, U-403 (+), U-404 (+), U-406, U-407, U-415, U-445, U-455, U-466, U-468 (+), U-489 (+), U-508, U-510, U-511, U-516, U-532, U-533 (+), U-566, U-571, U-572 (+), U-586, U-591 (+), U-600, U-604 (+), U-614 (+), U-615 (+), U-618, U-625, U-629, U-634 (+), U-639, U-647, U-648, U-653, U-664 (+), U-667, U-703, U-711, U-713, U-732, U-757, U-760.
82 boats at sea.


U-9, U-18, U-24, U-181, U-196, U-198 (+), U-214 (+), U-242, U-247, U-275, U-300, U-309, U-333 (+), U-348, U-354, U-425, U-475, U-481, U-516, U-518, U-530, U-534, U-537, U-539, U-546, U-547, U-621, U-667 (+), U-668, U-679, U-736 (+), U-802, U-804, U-855, U-857, U-858, U-859 (+), U-861, U-862, U-921, U-957, U-995, U-1062 (+).
43 boats at sea.


1 boats at sea.

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