10 boats commissioned
Construction history of type XIV
|U-boats||Shipyard||Werk #||Built during|
|U-459 - U-464||6||Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel||290 - 295||1940 - 1942|
|U-487 - U-490||4||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel||556 - 559||1941 - 1943|
These vessels were a development from the IXD with the length reduced to that of the VIIC boat. The size of these boats and their intended purpose resulted in the nickname 'Milch Cow'. They were built to resupply the fighting U-boats in the Atlantic and thus had no offensive power, only anti-aircraft weapons for defence. For more information about these boats and their missions see The Milch Cows page.
All type XIV U-boats
Below you can see the 10 commissioned U-boats of this type.
Technical information for type XIV
|sm = submerged, sf = surfaced, ph = pressure hull,|
oa = overall, hp = horsepower.