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Ordered5 Jun 1941
Laid down5 Jun 1942 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1547)
Launched11 Mar 1943
Commissioned5 Jun 1943Oblt. Heinz Blischke
5 Jun 1943 - 6 Mar 1944  Oblt. Heinz Blischke
2 patrols
5 Jun 1943-30 Nov 1943  8. Flottille (training)
1 Dec 1943-6 Mar 1944  9. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 7,359 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,625 tons

Sunk at 1830hrs on 6 March 1944 in the North Atlantic west of Ireland, in position 52.01N, 22.37W, by a torpedo from the British destroyer HMS Icarus, after attempts to tow the boat to port failed.

U-744 was captured after being attacked for over 30 hours with depth charges from HMS Icarus, the Canadian frigate HMCS St. Catharines, the Canadian corvettes HMCS Fennel and HMCS Chilliwack, the Canadian destroyers HMCS Chaudiere and HMCS Gatineau and the British corvette HMS Kenilworth Castle. 12 dead and 40 survivors.

Loss position

See the 2 ships hit by U-744 - View the 2 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-744 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Coronel 1 (15 Dec 1943 - 17 Dec 1943)
   Sylt (18 Dec 1943 - 23 Dec 1943)
   Rügen 2 (23 Dec 1943 - 28 Dec 1943)
   Rügen 1 (28 Dec 1943 - 3 Jan 1944)
   Preussen (26 Feb 1944 - 6 Mar 1944)

Attacks on this boat and other events

2 Mar 1944
The U-boat had just torpedoed HMS LST-362 when it was forced to dive by HMS Rockwood and unsuccessfully attacked with depth charges about 370 miles southwest of Cape Clear.

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-744 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

Coat of Arms of Posen

Sailing Ship

Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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