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 (4)||Laid down (1)||Launched (4)||Commissioned (4)|
|1936: U-37, U-38, U-39, U-40||1944: U-3509||1936: U-22 |
|1942: U-268 |
1944: U-1064, U-3501
|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-621||Stuckmann||HMS Prince Leopold||2,938||br|
|* 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-62. British submarine HMS Sealion (Lt Cdr Ben Bryant) sighted U-62 as the latter was returning from patrol on the surface. Sealion launched three torpedoes, but the Germans had seen her periscope and avoided the salvo. Sealion then surfaced and engaged with her deck gun. U-62 dived and eluded the British boat with only 27 minutes worth of battery life.
U-615. The beginning of one of the most dogged hunts of any U-boat during the war. First to attack the boat was an American B-18 bomber on this day. For the next week the boat fought its way across the Atlantic through multiple air attacks, shooting down one Mariner flying boat and damaging others. The boat was finally overwhelmed and sunk in the Caribbean eight days later. (Blair, vol 2, page 363)
U-873. During an air raid on Bremen, Germany on 29 July the boat was damaged and 4 men were wounded. One of them died in December 1944. [Matrosenhauptgefreiter Fritz Grusa]
1943: U-614 +
49 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
There were no men lost from U-boats on this date, 29 July.
- For more information on Men lost from U-boats check out this page.
The following men died on this day:
Wolfgang Sträter (1943).
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 29 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-58
From Bergen, Norway: U-847 (lost 30 days later)
From Brest, France: U-218
From La Pallice: U-706 (lost 6 days later)
From Tromsö, Norway: U-601
U-boats entering base:
To Hammerfest, Norway: U-737 (10 days)
To La Pallice U-231 (3 days)
From Bergen, Norway: U-735
From Bogenbucht: U-711
From Kiel, Germany: U-296
From Marviken: U-745
From Pola: U-596
From Risholm: U-348
From Trondheim, Norway: U-703, U-771
U-boats entering base:
To Arendal U-318 (2 days), U-1000 (3 days)
To Helsinki, Finland: U-475 (19 days)
To Kristiansand U-295 (2 days)
U-boats at sea on 29 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-46, U-66, U-68, U-74, U-75, U-79, U-81, U-83, U-93, U-94, U-95, U-97, U-109, U-123, U-124, U-126, U-139, U-141, U-142, U-144 (+), U-146, U-203, U-204, U-205, U-331, U-371, U-372, U-401 (+), U-431, U-558, U-559, U-561, U-562, U-565, U-652, UA.
36 boats at sea.
U-43, U-66, U-67, U-71, U-77, U-84, U-86, U-89, U-97, U-98, U-108, U-109, U-116, U-125, 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-210 (+), U-213 (+), U-217, U-254, U-256, U-332, U-355, U-372 (+), U-375, U-379 (+), U-402, U-405, U-435, U-437, U-454, U-458, U-460, U-461, U-462, U-463, U-505, U-506, U-507, U-508, U-509, U-510, U-511, U-552, U-553, U-558, U-564, U-565, U-571, U-572, U-575, U-582, U-586, U-588 (+), U-589, U-591, U-592, U-593, U-595, U-597, U-598, U-600, U-601, U-605, U-607, U-609, U-654 (+), U-657, U-658, U-660, U-704, U-752, U-754 (+).
87 boats at sea.
U-19, U-20, U-24, U-43 (+), U-66, U-84 (+), U-86, U-106 (+), U-107, U-117 (+), U-129, U-134 (+), U-155, 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-212, U-218, 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-371, U-373, U-375 (+), U-382, U-383 (+), U-387, U-403 (+), U-406, U-407, U-415, U-445, U-454 (+), U-455, U-461 (+), U-462 (+), U-466, U-468 (+), U-489 (+), U-504 (+), U-508, U-510, U-511, U-516, U-525 (+), U-532, U-533 (+), U-566, U-571, U-572 (+), U-586, U-591 (+), U-593, U-600, U-604 (+), U-615 (+), U-616, U-618, U-629, U-634 (+), U-639, U-648, U-653, U-664 (+), U-703, U-706 (+), U-711, U-713, U-732, U-757, U-760, U-847 (+).
91 boats at sea.
U-9, U-18, U-24, U-181, U-196, U-198 (+), U-242, U-250 (+), U-275, U-300, U-309, U-333 (+), U-348, U-370, U-394 (+), U-425, U-479, U-481, U-516, U-518, U-530, U-534, U-537, U-539, U-546, U-547, U-596, U-618, U-621, U-667 (+), U-668, U-671 (+), U-679, U-736 (+), U-766, U-802, U-804, U-855, U-857, U-858, U-859 (+), U-861, U-862, U-863 (+), U-921, U-957, U-984 (+), U-1062 (+), U-1229 (+).
49 boats at sea.
1 boats at sea.
General Events on 29 July
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