|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||8 Jul 1942||Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 365)|
|Launched||17 Feb 1943|
|Commissioned||5 May 1943||Kptlt. Willy Mattke|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 16 January 1944 in the North Atlantic north-west of the Azores, in position 40.30N, 37.20W, by depth charges and rockets from an Avenger aircraft (VC-13 USN/T-12) of the US escort carrier USS Guadalcanal. 57 dead (all hands lost).
U-544 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Coronel (4 Dec 1943 - 8 Dec 1943)
Coronel 1 (8 Dec 1943 - 14 Dec 1943)
Coronel 2 (14 Dec 1943 - 17 Dec 1943)
Föhr (18 Dec 1943 - 23 Dec 1943)
Rügen 6 (26 Dec 1943 - 31 Dec 1943)
General notes on this boatSchnorchel and see list of fitted boats.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-544 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.
Man with U-boat