U-boats lost in the English Channel
This map shows 41 of 45 U-boat losses in or near the English Channel during WWII. The exact position where the English Channel ends and the Bay of Biscay starts is a matter of some guesswork.
Missing from this map
U-683 (Kptlt. Günter Keller) and U-1055 (Oblt. Rudolf Meyer) are listed as missing in or near the English Channel. U-12 (Kptlt. Dietrich von der Ropp) was sunk by a mine near Dover in an unknown position on 8 Oct 1939. These boats are included in the figure of lost boats.
U-boats lost in June - Aug 1944 against D-Day landings
From June 6 to the end of August 1944 18 U-boats were lost in the Channel when trying to attack the Allied landings at Normandy against overwhelming odds (over 1,200 Allied warships).
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