|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||1 Jul 1942||Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 49)|
|Launched||6 Mar 1943|
|Commissioned||14 Apr 1943||Oblt. Günther Scholz|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Scuttled on 21 December 1943 in the North Atlantic south-east of Cape Farewell, in position 55.04N, 30.23W, after sustaining sea damage to both electric motors on 17 December. 49 survivors (no casualties).
U-284 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Coronel 1 (14 Dec 1943 - 17 Dec 1943)
General notes 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-284 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.