Events on this day
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 date||1935: U-15 |
|1936: U-24, U-35 |
1942: U-421, U-713
|1936: U-23 |
1942: U-190, U-641
|These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.|
Allied Ships hit on this date
|U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Country||Convoy|
|U-13 [Mine]||Daublebsky von Eichhain||Phryné||2,660||fr|
|U-67||Müller-Stöckheim||St. Clair II||3,753||br||SL-87|
|* 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.(Franks/Zimmerman)
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)
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.
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).
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.
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)
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-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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