|Ordered||20 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||9 Jan 1942||Howaldtswerke AG, Kiel (werk 23)|
|Launched||5 Mar 1943|
|Commissioned||24 Apr 1943||Oblt. Gerd Dültgen|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 13 December 1943 in the Bay of Biscay north-west of Cape Ortegal, Spain, in position 45.45N, 09.38W, by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (53 Sqn RAF/B). 51 dead (all hands lost).
Attacks on this boat and other events
28 Nov 1943
The target of the attack by a British Wellington bomber (RAF Sqdn 179/L) on 28 Nov. 1943 in position 39.04N, 16.25W, credited with sinking U-542, was in fact U-391, which suffered only minor damage. (Sources: 1990-09-01, Axel Niestle)
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-391 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.