Events on this day

1 October

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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 (18) Launched (5) Commissioned (1)
No U-boat orders on this date1938: U-60, U-61
1940: U-90, U-155, U-213, U-380, U-439, U-440, U-583, U-584, U-585, U-586
1941: U-234, U-340, U-469, U-731
1944: U-2530, U-3020
1941: U-177, U-597
1942: U-231, U-387, U-650
1942: U-642
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date

 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
 U-35LottSuzon 2,239   be
 U-38LiebeHighland Patriot 14,172   br
 U-94ItesSan Florentino 12,842   brON-19
 U-175BrunsEmpire Tennyson 2,880   br
 U-202PoserAchilles 1,815   nl
 U-410FenskiEmpire Commerce total loss3,722   brMKS-26
 U-410FenskiFort Howe 7,133   brMKS-26
 U-532JunkerTahsinia 7,267   br
 U-703BrünnerSergej Kirov 4,146   sjVA-18
 U-960HeinrichT-896 (No 42) 611   sjVA-18
* 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-552. A Hudson bomber dropped one bomb which caused minor damage.


U-610. The boat reported being attacked by two or more aircraft. No damage. (date is approximate). (Blair, vol 2, page 428)

U-275. The boat reported an unsuccessful attack by a Hudson bomber. (Blair, vol 2, page 428)

U-402. The boat was attacked by an American Ventura bomber (VB-128, US Navy). No damage.

U-boats lost

No U-boats were lost on this date, 1 October.

- 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, 1 October.

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

Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Hans-Jürgen Auffermann (1914), Gerhard Franceschi (1912), Hans Geissler (1916), Joachim Matz (1913), Harald Muhs (1919), Ekkehard Scherraus (1919), Peter Zschech (1918).

The following men died on this day:
Hans-Georg Friedrich Poske (1984).

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 1 October

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 Wilhelmshaven, Germany: U-23

U-boats entering base:
To Wilhelmshaven, Germany: U-19 (5 days), U-21 (23 days)


U-boats entering base:
To Lorient, France: U-29 (21 days)


U-boats entering base:
To Lorient, France: U-124 (16 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-69 (31 days)


From Brest, France: U-605
From Kiel, Germany: U-301, U-381, U-443, U-563, U-611, U-625
From St. Nazaire, France: U-458
From Trondheim, Norway: U-441


U-boats entering base:
To Bordeaux, France: U-177 (184 days)
To Brest, France: U-190 (2 days), U-516 (2 days)
To Toulon, France: U-565 (25 days)


From Batavia: U-537
From Marviken: U-547, U-858, U-1200
From Stavanger, Norway: U-295

U-boats entering base:
To Kristiansand U-299 (2 days)
To Stavanger, Norway: U-427 (7 days)

U-boats at sea on 1 October

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


U-3, U-7, U-10, U-12 (+), U-13, U-15, U-16, U-20, U-23, U-31, U-35.
11 boats at sea.


U-31, U-32, U-37, U-38, U-43, U-60, U-61, U-103, U-123.
9 boats at sea.


U-66, U-67, U-68, U-71, U-75, U-79, U-83, U-94, U-97, U-103, U-107, U-108, U-111 (+), U-125, U-126, U-129, U-132, U-204 (+), U-205, U-206, U-208, U-331, U-371, U-372, U-373, U-374, U-431, U-502, U-552, U-559, U-562, U-564, U-565, U-572, U-573, U-575.
36 boats at sea.


U-43, U-67, U-68, U-69, U-84, U-87, U-91, U-96, U-106, U-107, U-109, U-116 (+), U-117, U-118, U-125, U-126, U-128, U-129, U-135, U-156, U-159, U-160, U-161, U-164, 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-214, U-216 (+), U-217, U-221, U-251, U-254, U-257, U-258, U-259, U-260, U-301, U-332, U-333, U-353 (+), U-356, U-373, U-380, U-381, U-382, U-404, U-406, U-407, U-410, U-431, U-432, U-437, U-441, U-442, U-443, U-453, U-454, U-455, U-458, U-459, U-460, U-461, U-463, U-504, U-506, U-507, U-512 (+), U-513, U-514, U-515, U-516, U-517, U-518, U-552, U-558, U-559 (+), U-561, U-562, U-563, U-569, U-575, U-582 (+), U-584, U-590, U-595, U-596, U-597 (+), U-599 (+), U-602, U-605, U-607, U-610, U-615, U-617, U-618, U-619 (+), U-620, U-621, U-661 (+), U-662, U-706, U-753, U-755, U-757, UD-5.
115 boats at sea.


U-20, U-24, U-68, U-81, U-91, U-92, U-103, U-107, U-123, U-155, U-168, U-170, U-181, U-183, U-188, U-196, U-214, U-218, U-220 (+), U-223, U-231, U-238, U-260, U-264, U-270, U-275, U-277, U-279 (+), U-305, U-307, U-309, U-336 (+), U-377, U-378 (+), U-380, U-386, U-387, U-389 (+), U-402 (+), U-410, U-419 (+), U-422 (+), U-431 (+), U-437, U-448, U-455, U-460 (+), U-470 (+), U-488, U-518, U-532, U-533 (+), U-536 (+), U-537, U-539, U-584 (+), U-592, U-593, U-596, U-601, U-603, U-610 (+), U-631 (+), U-641, U-643 (+), U-645, U-666, U-667, U-703, U-713, U-731, U-758, U-762, U-848 (+), U-952, U-956, U-960.
77 boats at sea.


U-155, U-170, U-190, U-195, U-219, U-244, U-245, U-248, U-256, U-260, U-262, U-267, U-278, U-281, U-290, U-293, U-307, U-309, U-310, U-312, U-313, U-315, U-348, U-363, U-365, U-382, U-387, U-398, U-425, U-480, U-481, U-516, U-518, U-530, U-534, U-541, U-546, U-636, U-668, U-673, U-676, U-711, U-714, U-717, U-737, U-739, U-745, U-758, U-772, U-802, U-804, U-853, U-857, U-921 (+), U-953, U-956, U-957, U-958, U-963, U-965, U-968, U-979, U-985, U-992, U-995, U-997, U-1001, U-1004, U-1165, U-1199, U-1221, U-1223, U-1226 (+), U-1227.
74 boats at sea.

General Events on 1 October


British merchant ships received orders to ram U-boats whenever possible.

U-16 encountered an enemy submarine in the North Sea, but neither sub attacked.


U-407 fired a four-torpedo fan shot at the former passenger liner Queen Mary, which missed.


The former U-2367 was commissioned into the Federal German Navy as U-Hecht (S 171) under Kptlt. Hans-Heinrich Hass, commander of U-2324 1944-1945.


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