Events on this day

30 June

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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 (4) Launched (3) Commissioned (2)
No U-boat orders on this date1942: U-803
1943: U-1208
1944: U-2331, U-3504
1942: U-339
1943: U-291
1944: U-1107
1942: U-182
1943: U-548
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date


 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
1940 
 U-26ScheringerBelmoira 3,214   nw
 U-26ScheringerMerkur 1,291   es
 U-43AmbrosiusAvelona Star 13,376   brSL-36
 U-47PrienGeorgios Kyriakides 4,201   gr
 U-65StockhausenClan Ogilvy (d)5,802   brSL-36
1941 
 U-66ZappSaint Anselm 5,614   brSL-78
1942 
 U-372NeumannHMS Medway (F 25) 14,650   br
 U-458DigginsMosfruit 2,714   nw
1943 
 U-453SchlippenbachOligarch (d)6,894   brGTX-3
 57,756
* 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

1941

U-371. 12.30 hrs, Bay of Biscay, inbound: Blenheim Z5959 (1404 Met Flt RAF/C, pilot FltLt D.F. Wykeham-Martin, RAFVR) surprised U-371 after being misidentified as a German Ju88 and dropped two 250lb A/S bombs and one 250lb GP bomb in a dive bomb attack from astern, the bombs detonating 30 yds (27m) off the starboard bow. After U-371 dived, another GP bomb was dropped off the port beam, which detonated over the bows, but she escaped unscathed. (KTB U-371/ADM 199-1781)

U-371. 17.05 hrs, Bay of Biscay, inbound: a Beaufort (RAF Sqdn 217/R) on A/S sweep (misidentified as a Sunderland) attempted to surprise U-371 with a dive bomb attack out of the sun, but the boat managed to dive in time and the two 250lb A/S bombs released detonated about 40ft (12m) ahead of the bows. The aircraft turned and dropped four depth charges ahead of the dive point, but U-371 had already dived below 40m (130ft) and escaped without damage. (KTB U-371/ADM 199-1781)

1942

U-158. The sinking of U-158:
U-158 had captured several confidential documents during the sinking of the Everalda SSW of Bermuda on 29 June. Rostin reported information from them to the BdU and his lengthy wireless signals were picked up by Allied stations, allowing them to pinpoint the position of the U-boat by radio direction finding. In the afternoon of 30 June a PBM-3C Mariner flying boat (VP-74 USN/P-1, pilot Lt Richard E. Schreder) on anti-submarine patrol from Bermuda was redirected to the area, picked up a radar contact while flying in low cloud, and completely surprised the U-boat on the surface by diving out of the sun, dropping two depth charges that detonated directly underneath the stern and caused her to sink immediately, leaving behind a large field of wreckage and oil. All 54 U-boat crew and two prisoners taken from Everalda were lost.

1943

U-518. 11.05 hours, Bay of Biscay, inbound: the already damaged boat was attacked by an Australian Sunderland flying boat (RAAF Sqdn 10/T, pilot F/L H.W. Skinner). Two attacks were made, but the five depth charges dropped on the second run overshot. The wings and aft section of of the aircraft were badly damaged by flak, mortally wounding the stern gunner. (Franks/Zimmerman)


U-boats lost


1942: U-158 +
1944: U-478 +, U-441 +

157 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, 30 June.

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


Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Horst Höltring (1913), Ernst Mengersen (1912), Günther Möller (1918), Herbert Sickel (1914), Werner Striegler (1918).

The following men died on this day:
Klaus Hartmann (1944), Walter Kimmelmann (2006), Hermann Kottmann (1955), Rudolf Rademacher (1944), Erwin Rostin (1942).

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 30 June

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.


1941

Sailed:
From Kiel, Germany: U-68
From St. Nazaire, France: U-95

U-boats entering base:
To Gotenhafen U-140 ( days)
To Stormelö U-144 ( days)


1942


Sailed:
From Kiel, Germany: U-90 (lost 25 days later), U-704
From La Pallice: U-572

U-boats entering base:
To Brest, France: U-566 ( days)
To Lorient, France: U-105 ( days)


1943


Sailed:
From Lorient, France: U-155, U-188

U-boats entering base:
To Bergen, Norway: U-387 ( days)
To Trondheim, Norway: U-625 ( days)


1944


Sailed:
From Bergen, Norway: U-975, U-1192
From Bogenbucht: U-354
From Trondheim, Norway: U-739, U-921, U-995, U-1060

U-boats entering base:
To Reval U-1193 ( days)
To Toulon, France: U-230 ( days)


U-boats at sea on 30 June

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-26 (+), U-28, U-29, U-30, U-32, U-34, U-38, U-43, U-46, U-47, U-51, U-52, U-56, U-61, U-62, U-65, U-99, U-102 (+), UA.
19 boats at sea.

1941

U-43, U-66, U-68, U-69, U-71, U-75, U-77, U-79, U-95, U-96, U-98, U-101, U-103, U-107, U-108, U-109, U-111, U-123, U-137, U-142, U-145, U-146, U-149, U-201, U-202, U-371, U-552, U-553, U-557, U-558, U-559, U-561, U-562, U-564, U-751, UA.
36 boats at sea.

1942

U-66, U-67, U-68, U-77, U-84, U-87, U-88, U-89, U-90 (+), U-96, U-97, U-107, U-116, U-126, U-128, U-129, U-132, U-134, U-135, U-136 (+), U-153 (+), U-154, U-156, U-159, U-160, U-161, U-166 (+), U-171 (+), U-172, U-173, U-201, U-202, U-203, U-215 (+), U-251, U-255, U-332, U-334, U-355, U-372, U-373, U-375, U-376, U-379 (+), U-402, U-404, U-406, U-408, U-432, U-437, U-453, U-456, U-457, U-458, U-459, U-460, U-461, U-502 (+), U-504, U-505, U-508, U-509, U-562, U-571, U-572, U-575, U-576 (+), U-578, U-582, U-584, U-597, U-653, U-657, U-701 (+), U-703, U-704, U-754 (+).
77 boats at sea.

1943

U-19, U-23, U-66, U-67 (+), U-73, U-81, U-84 (+), U-126 (+), U-134 (+), U-135 (+), U-154, U-155, U-159 (+), U-160 (+), U-170, U-172, U-177, U-178, U-180, U-181, U-185 (+), U-188, U-190, U-193, U-195, U-196, U-197 (+), U-198, U-199 (+), U-211, U-212, U-221, U-228, U-232 (+), U-257, U-270, U-271, U-277, U-302, U-306, U-333, U-336, U-341, U-358, U-359 (+), U-375, U-380, U-382, U-386, U-406, U-409 (+), U-415, U-420, U-435 (+), U-453, U-455, U-458, U-462, U-466, U-487 (+), U-488, U-508, U-510, U-511, U-513 (+), U-518, U-527 (+), U-530, U-535 (+), U-536, U-558 (+), U-565, U-571, U-572 (+), U-586, U-590 (+), U-591 (+), U-592, U-593, U-598 (+), U-600, U-603, U-604 (+), U-608, U-615 (+), U-617, U-618, U-622, U-634 (+), U-641, U-642, U-653, U-662 (+), U-666, U-667, U-669, U-732, U-759 (+), U-951 (+), U-953.
100 boats at sea.

1944

U-19, U-20, U-107, U-129, U-154 (+), U-181, U-183, U-196, U-198 (+), U-212, U-214, U-218, U-233 (+), U-243 (+), U-247, U-307, U-309, U-313, U-315, U-344, U-354, U-361 (+), U-365, U-390 (+), U-394, U-396, U-480, U-516, U-530, U-534, U-537, U-539, U-543 (+), U-546, U-547, U-636, U-671, U-672, U-673, U-678 (+), U-711, U-716, U-737, U-745, U-763, U-771, U-802, U-804, U-853, U-857, U-858, U-859 (+), U-861, U-862, U-953, U-956, U-965, U-984, U-992, U-994, U-1001, U-1060, U-1062, U-1165, U-1191 (+), U-1222 (+).
66 boats at sea.

1945

U-530, U-977.
2 boats at sea.


General Events on 30 June

1940

U-61 encountered a British Thetis class submarine in the North Sea, but neither boat attacked.


1941

The German tanker Corientes supplied U-69 with fuel and provisions at a meeting in mid-Atlantic, and the ship's doctor treated some of her crew.


U-149 encountered a Soviet submarine in the Baltic Sea, but neither boat attacked.


1943

U-23 encountered a Soviet submarine in the Black Sea, but neither boat attacked.


1944

U-737 evacuated a weather team from Spitzbergen.


U-1007 hit a mine in Norwegian waters off Kristiansand. The boat was damaged and the commander was wounded.

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