Events on this day

25 March

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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 (4) Laid down (3) Launched (5) Commissioned (2)
1935: U-33, U-34, U-35, U-361935: U-8
1941: U-259
1943: U-1014
1942: U-301, U-414
1943: U-976
1944: U-325, U-777
1943: U-970
1944: U-1054
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date


 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
1940 
 U-47PrienBritta 1,146   da
 U-57KorthDaghestan 5,742   br
1942 
 U-105SchuchNarragansett 10,389   br
 U-552ToppOcana 6,256   nl
 U-94ItesImperial Transport (d)8,022   brON-77
1943 
 U-518WissmannIndustria 1,688   sw
 33,243
* 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


1943: U-469 +
1944: U-976

51 men died when those 2 U-boats were lost on this date. 49 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, 25 March.

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


Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Peter-Erich Cremer (1911), Erich Käselau (1922), Wolfgang Poeschel (1920), Karl Schrott (1911), Walter von Steinaecker (1917), Albert Sürenhagen (1916), Claus von Trotha (1914).

The following men died on this day:
Emil Claussen (1943), Carl Emmermann (1990), Theodor Petersen (1999).

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 March

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

Sailed:
From Kiel, Germany: U-13
From Wilhelmshaven, Germany: U-24


1941


Sailed:
From Lorient, France: U-73


1942


Sailed:
From Brest, France: U-86
From Lorient, France: U-109

U-boats entering base:
To Kirkenes U-585 (11 days)
To Lorient, France: U-506 (17 days), U-507 (14 days)
To Narvik, Norway: U-377 (4 days)
To Salamis, Greece: U-371 (22 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-578 (51 days)


1943


Sailed:
From Bergen, Norway: U-711
From Kiel, Germany: U-532
From Kristiansand: U-646
From La Pallice: U-571
From Pola: U-617
From Salamis, Greece: U-593

U-boats entering base:
To Brest, France: U-435 (36 days), U-566 (48 days)
To Lorient, France: U-107 (55 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-448 (48 days)


1944


Sailed:
From Konstanza, Rumania: U-18
From Lorient, France: U-537
From Narvik, Norway: U-277, U-355 (lost 8 days later)

U-boats entering base:
To La Pallice U-198 (3 days)
To Pola U-453 (18 days)
To Toulon, France: U-371 (22 days)


1945


Sailed:
From Bergen, Norway: U-1023
From Trondheim, Norway: U-485

U-boats entering base:
To Harstad U-995 (13 days)
To Horten, Norway: U-1305 (9 days)


U-boats at sea on 25 March

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-1, U-2, U-3, U-4, U-21, U-22 (+), U-30, U-34, U-38, U-43, U-46, U-47, U-49, U-51, U-52, U-57.
16 boats at sea.

1941

U-46, U-48, U-69, U-73, U-74, U-97, U-98, U-101, U-105, U-106, U-110, U-124.
12 boats at sea.

1942

U-66, U-67, U-68, U-71, U-73, U-84, U-85 (+), U-86, U-87, U-94, U-97, U-105, U-109, U-123, U-124, U-126, U-129, U-130, U-135, U-136, U-154, U-155, U-158, U-160, U-161, U-201, U-202, U-203, U-205, U-209, U-332, U-334, U-373, U-376, U-378, U-404, U-431, U-435, U-453, U-454, U-455, U-504, U-505, U-552, U-553, U-568, U-569, U-571, U-572, U-575, U-582, U-587 (+), U-588, U-589, U-593, U-594, U-652, U-653, U-654, U-701, U-753, U-754, UA.
63 boats at sea.

1943

U-19, U-24, U-43, U-67, U-68, U-77 (+), U-81, U-84, U-86, U-89, U-91, U-103, U-105 (+), U-106, U-109, U-119, U-123, U-126 (+), U-129, U-134, U-154, U-155, U-159, U-160, U-161, U-167 (+), U-168, U-169 (+), U-172, U-174 (+), U-180, U-181, U-182 (+), U-183, U-185, U-188, U-190, U-191 (+), U-195, U-196, U-198, U-202, U-212, U-221, U-228, U-229, U-230, U-251, U-257, U-258 (+), U-260, U-267, U-269, U-270, U-302, U-305, U-306, U-333, U-336, U-339, U-354, U-355, U-373, U-375, U-378, U-380, U-404, U-406, U-409, U-410, U-415, U-431, U-439, U-440, U-441, U-445, U-455, U-463, U-468, U-506, U-509, U-510, U-513, U-515, U-516, U-518, U-521, U-523, U-526 (+), U-527, U-530, U-532, U-558, U-561, U-563, U-564, U-571, U-572, U-584, U-590, U-591, U-592, U-593, U-594, U-596, U-598, U-600, U-603, U-608, U-610, U-613, U-615, U-616, U-617, U-618, U-625, U-630 (+), U-631, U-632 (+), U-635 (+), U-638, U-639, U-641, U-642, U-644 (+), U-653, U-662, U-663, U-664, U-666, U-703, U-704, U-706, U-711, U-755, U-758.
136 boats at sea.

1944

U-9, U-18, U-20, U-24, U-66 (+), U-68 (+), U-92, U-123, U-129, U-154, U-155, U-170, U-178, U-181, U-188, U-190, U-196, U-214, U-218, U-223 (+), U-228, U-255, U-262, U-267, U-276, U-277, U-278, U-288 (+), U-302 (+), U-307, U-311 (+), U-312, U-313, U-315, U-333, U-354, U-355 (+), U-361, U-413, U-415, U-421, U-437, U-448 (+), U-455 (+), U-466, U-471, U-488 (+), U-505, U-510, U-518, U-532, U-537, U-541, U-546, U-548, U-549, U-550 (+), U-552, U-608, U-618, U-621, U-667, U-672, U-674, U-711, U-741, U-763, U-766, U-802, U-821, U-843, U-851 (+), U-852 (+), U-856 (+), U-956, U-960, U-961 (+), U-962 (+), U-963, U-968, U-969, U-970, U-986 (+), U-990, U-993, U-1062, UIT-24.
87 boats at sea.

1945

U-190, U-218, U-242 (+), U-299, U-307, U-310, U-312, U-313, U-315, U-321 (+), U-324, U-325 (+), U-363, U-396 (+), U-399 (+), U-483, U-485, U-510, U-518 (+), U-530, U-532, U-546 (+), U-548 (+), U-668, U-711, U-716, U-722 (+), U-773, U-774 (+), U-775, U-776, U-778, U-805, U-826, U-843, U-853 (+), U-857 (+), U-858, U-861, U-868, U-879 (+), U-880 (+), U-905 (+), U-953, U-965 (+), U-968, U-978, U-992, U-1001 (+), U-1002, U-1019, U-1022, U-1023, U-1024 (+), U-1058, U-1063 (+), U-1064, U-1106 (+), U-1109, U-1169 (+), U-1195 (+), U-1202, U-1203, U-1233, U-1235 (+), U-2321.
66 boats at sea.


General Events on 25 March

1943

U-341 rescued the crew from the drifting Arado Ar196A-3 WNr 0152 (Erg.Küsten-Nahaufkl. und Bordfliegerstaffel, 6H+EM) in the Baltic Sea about 25 miles north-east of Bornholm. The floatplane had crashed at 1230hrs during an anti-submarine exercise and sank after the U-boat took off the two wounded crewmen.

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