|Ordered||6 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||31 May 1941||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 625)|
|Launched||6 Oct 1942|
|Commissioned||12 Dec 1942||Korvkpt. Walter Burghagen|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Taken over by Japan at Jakarta, Indonesia on 5 May 1945 in Batavia and became the Japanese submarine I 505 on 15 July 1945.
Post war information (see more post-war boats):
Attacks on this boat and other events
28 Sep 1944
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down: American Avenger (VC-6 USN, pilot Lt W.R. Gillespie)
The boat was attacked five times by three aircraft from the escort carrier USS Tripoli operating on ULTRA information west-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands and even escaped a Fido homing torpedo. At 19.40 hrs, an Avenger was shot down by AA fire, killing the crew of three men. This was the last escort carrier aircraft lost to U-boat action in the Atlantic.
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-219 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Flyer with 4 Bunnies