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 (7)||Commissioned (4)|
|No U-boat orders on this date||1944: U-3017||1941: U-175 |
1943: U-243, U-244, U-1195, U-1196
|1942: U-527, U-710 |
1943: U-861, U-994
|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-47||Prien||Ville de Mons||7,463||be|
|U-19||Ohlenburg||BTSC-410 Vzryv (No 25)||441||sj|
|* 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
08.30 hrs, Bay of Biscay: the Whitley (misidentified as a Wellington) strafed the inbound U-256 and dropped two or three bombs that fell some 15m (50ft) astern. The Germans observed flak hits on the cockpit and saw the aircraft fly off very low leaving a smoke trail. Its crew sent an SOS and probably ditched. The crew of five was lost. U-256 was badly damaged and limped into Lorient the next day; some damage to the deck was apparently caused by one of the aircraft propellers.(Franks/Zimmerman)
1944: U-394 +
92 men died when those 2 U-boats were lost on this date. 3 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, 2 September.
- For more information on Men lost from U-boats check out this page.
The following men were born on this day:
Ernst Sobe (1904).
The following men died on this day:
Wolfgang Borger (1944).
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 2 September
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 at sea on 2 September
Boats entering port on this day are not counted, but boats departing for patrol are. (+) indicates the boat was lost during this patrol.
U-5, U-6, U-7, U-9, U-12, U-13, U-14, U-15, U-16, U-17, U-18, U-19, U-20, U-21, U-22, U-23, U-24, U-26, U-27 (+), U-28, U-29, U-30, U-33, U-34, U-37, U-38, U-39 (+), U-40, U-41, U-45, U-46, U-47, U-48, U-52, U-53, U-56, U-58, U-59.
38 boats at sea.
U-38, U-43, U-66, U-69, U-71, U-73, U-77, U-81, U-82, U-83, U-84, U-85, U-94, U-95, U-96, U-98, U-101, U-105, U-106, U-108, U-111 (+), U-125, U-141, U-143, U-202, U-206, U-207 (+), U-432, U-433, U-451, U-501 (+), U-553, U-557, U-558, U-561, U-562, U-563, U-565, U-566, U-567, U-568, U-569, U-572, U-652, U-751, U-752.
46 boats at sea.
U-66, U-68, U-69, U-73, U-86, U-87, U-88 (+), U-91, U-92, U-96, U-98, U-107, U-108, U-109, U-125, U-128, U-130, U-135, U-155, U-156, U-159, U-162 (+), U-163, U-164, U-165 (+), U-171 (+), U-172, U-173, U-174, U-175, U-176, U-179 (+), U-203, U-205, U-211, U-214, U-216 (+), U-217, U-218, U-251, U-255, U-256, U-258, U-259, U-331, U-333, U-373, U-375, U-377, U-380, U-403, U-404, U-405, U-406, U-407, U-409, U-410, U-411, U-431, U-432, U-438, U-440, U-455, U-456, U-457, U-459, U-460, U-462, U-463, U-504, U-506, U-507, U-508, U-509, U-510, U-511, U-512 (+), U-513, U-514, U-515, U-516, U-517, U-553, U-558, U-559, U-564, U-565, U-566, U-569, U-572, U-584, U-590, U-594, U-596, U-598, U-599 (+), U-600, U-601, U-604, U-605, U-608, U-609, U-617, U-618, U-658, U-659, U-660, U-703, U-705 (+), U-752, U-753, U-755, UD-5.
113 boats at sea.
U-9, U-18, U-23, U-86, U-107, U-123, U-129, U-161 (+), U-168, U-170, U-172, U-177, U-181, U-183, U-188, U-196, U-198, U-214, U-229 (+), U-230, U-255, U-257, U-260, U-269, U-274, U-277, U-302, U-305, U-307, U-338 (+), U-341 (+), U-354, U-355, U-360, U-371, U-380, U-382, U-386, U-406, U-407, U-415, U-445, U-460 (+), U-508, U-515, U-518, U-532, U-533 (+), U-536 (+), U-584 (+), U-596, U-600, U-617 (+), U-618, U-621, U-629, U-645, U-653, U-666, U-669 (+), U-703, U-711, U-731, U-737, U-757, U-758, U-760, U-956.
68 boats at sea.
U-19, U-20, U-23, U-92, U-170, U-190, U-195, U-218, U-219, U-228, U-244, U-245, U-248, U-262, U-275, U-278, U-285, U-296, U-309, U-315, U-362 (+), U-398, U-407, U-425, U-437, U-479, U-480, U-482, U-484 (+), U-516, U-518, U-530, U-534, U-539, U-541, U-546, U-547, U-548, U-565, U-636, U-650, U-679, U-680, U-703, U-714, U-739, U-743, U-758, U-763, U-764, U-772, U-802, U-804, U-853, U-855, U-857, U-858, U-859 (+), U-861, U-862, U-863 (+), U-871 (+), U-925 (+), U-953, U-956, U-957, U-963, U-968, U-979, U-985, U-989, U-992, U-993, U-995, U-1001, U-1004, U-1062 (+), U-1221, U-1223.
79 boats at sea.
General Events on 2 September
The "Destroyers for bases" agreement between Britain and USA. Britain received 50 obsolete American destroyers in return for the use of several Caribbean and Newfoundland bases.
Convoy PQ 18 sailed from Scotland.
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