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 (1)||Launched (4)||Commissioned (1)|
|No U-boat orders on this date||1940: U-562||1941: U-564, U-652 |
|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-118 [Mine]||Czygan||Empire Mordred||7,024||br||MKS-7|
|U-118 [Mine]||Czygan||Mary Slessor||5,027||br||MKS-7|
|U-402||Forstner||Henry R. Mallory||6,063||am||SC-118|
|U-402||Forstner||Robert E. Hopkins||6,625||am||SC-118|
|* 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
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
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.
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.
U-boats entering base:
To Helgoland, Germany: U-29 (2 days)
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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).]
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