Events on this day

22 August

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U-boat Shipyard report

Ordered (0) Laid down (0) Launched (3) Commissioned (3)
No U-boat orders on this dateNo boats laid down on this date1942: U-419
1943: U-768
1944: U-2331
1942: U-227U-449
1944: U-3003
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date


 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
1941 
 U-564SuhrenClonlara 1,203   irOG-71
 U-564SuhrenEmpire Oak 484   brOG-71
1942 
 U-456TeichertChaika 80   sj
 U-507SchachtHammaren 3,220   swOS-36
1943 
 U-24PetersenDB-36 (No 363) 16   sj
 U-24PetersenDB-37 (No 365) 16   sj
1944 
 U-354SthamerHMS Bickerton (K 466) 1,300   br
 U-354SthamerHMS Nabob (D 77) total loss11,420   br
 U-480FörsterHMS Loyalty (J 217) 850   br
 18,589
* Unless otherwise noted the ships listed here were sunk. (d) = damaged

See all Allied ships hit by U-boats during WWII.

Attacks on this day

1944

U-965. The boat was attacked by two RAF Martlet aircraft (modified Grumman Wildcat). Three men were killed and eight wounded. [Bootsmaat Kurt Pesch, Matrosengefreiter Heinz Schade, Maschinengefreiter Thiel]


U-boats lost


1942: U-654 +
1943: U-458
1944: U-344 +, U-743 +

152 men died when those 4 U-boats were lost on this date. 39 men survived.

Survivors from U-boats almost always landed in allied captivity.
U-boats marked with + were lost with all hands.

- For more information on U-boat losses check out our Fates section.


U-boat Men Lost or Wounded

There were no men lost from U-boats on this date, 22 August.

- For more information on Men lost from U-boats check out this page.


Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Hans-Ulrich Hanitsch (1922), Dietrich Sachse (1917), Wolf-Harald Schüler (1921).

The following men died on this day:
Dieter Bornkessel (1992), Ludwig Forster (1942), Helmut Kandzior (1944), Leonhard Klingspor (1989), Joachim Matz (1996), Ulrich Pietsch (1944).

See the entire U-boat commander listing showing all U-boat commanders.
We might include more officers (Allied and Axis) at a later date.


U-boat departures and arrivals on 22 August

This section shows the U-boat departures and arrivals from bases on this day of the year. Current country names shown with harbour names. Boats entering port display days at sea during that patrol.


1939

Sailed:
From Wilhelmshaven, Germany: U-30


1940



U-boats entering base:
To Brest, France: U-65 (2 days)


1941



U-boats entering base:
To Brest, France: U-204 (32 days)
To Kirkenes U-752 (5 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-559 (28 days)


1942


Sailed:
From Bergen, Norway: U-591, U-657
From Salamis, Greece: U-375
From St. Nazaire, France: U-455
From Trondheim, Norway: U-380

U-boats entering base:
To Bergen, Norway: U-606 (5 days)


1943


Sailed:
From Brest, France: U-214, U-621

U-boats entering base:
To Lorient, France: U-505 (2 days), U-515 (2 days)


1944


Sailed:
From Bergen, Norway: U-1163
From Hammerfest, Norway: U-711
From Kiel, Germany: U-978, U-1004
From Lorient, France: U-445 (lost 3 days later), U-650

U-boats entering base:
To Hammerfest, Norway: U-965 (4 days), U-968 (3 days)
To Kristiansand U-925 (2 days)


U-boats at sea on 22 August

Boats entering port on this day are not counted, but boats departing for patrol are. (+) indicates the boat was lost during this patrol.

1939

U-28, U-29, U-30, U-33, U-34, U-37, U-38, U-39 (+), U-40, U-41, U-45, U-46, U-47, U-48, U-52.
15 boats at sea.

1940

U-28, U-30, U-32, U-37, U-38, U-46, U-48, U-56, U-57 (+), U-60, U-100, U-101, U-124, UA.
14 boats at sea.

1941

U-38, U-43, U-46, U-69, U-71, U-73, U-75, U-77, U-82, U-83, U-84, U-95, U-96, U-101, U-105, U-106, U-108, U-111 (+), U-123, U-124, U-125, U-126, U-129, U-141, U-143, U-145, U-201, U-202, U-205, U-206, U-451, U-452 (+), U-501 (+), U-552, U-553, U-557, U-561, U-563, U-564, U-567, U-568, U-569, U-571, U-751.
44 boats at sea.

1942

U-66, U-68, U-69, U-73, U-86, U-91, U-92, U-94 (+), U-98, U-107, U-108, U-109, U-116, U-125, U-130, U-134, U-135, U-154, U-155, U-156, U-160, U-162 (+), U-163, U-164, U-165 (+), U-171 (+), U-172, U-173, U-174, U-175, U-176, U-179 (+), U-205, U-209, U-214, U-217, U-251, U-255, U-256, U-331, U-333, U-355, U-373, U-375, U-380, U-406, U-407, U-409, U-411, U-432, U-435, U-438, U-455, U-456, U-457, U-458, U-459, U-462, U-463, U-504, U-505, U-506, U-507, U-508, U-509, U-510, U-511, U-512 (+), U-513, U-514, U-515, U-516, U-517, U-553, U-558, U-564, U-565, U-566, U-569, U-572, U-590, U-594, U-596, U-598, U-600, U-601, U-604, U-605, U-608, U-609, U-653, U-658, U-659, U-660, U-703, U-705 (+), U-752, U-755, U-756 (+).
99 boats at sea.

1943

U-18, U-19, U-23, U-24, U-66, U-73, U-86, U-107, U-123, U-129, U-134 (+), U-161 (+), U-168, U-172, U-177, U-178, U-181, U-183, U-185 (+), U-188, U-196, U-198, U-214, U-230, U-255, U-257, U-262, U-269, U-302, U-333, U-340, U-354, U-355, U-358, U-360, U-371, U-380, U-382, U-406, U-407, U-410, U-415, U-431, U-445, U-508, U-510, U-516, U-518, U-523 (+), U-532, U-533 (+), U-566, U-571, U-596, U-600, U-601, U-618, U-621, U-634 (+), U-636, U-639 (+), U-653, U-703, U-711, U-732, U-737, U-757, U-760, U-847 (+), U-956, U-960.
71 boats at sea.

1944

U-20, U-23, U-92, U-170, U-180 (+), U-190, U-218, U-228, U-244, U-245, U-248, U-275, U-278, U-296, U-307, U-354 (+), U-362 (+), U-363, U-365, U-370, U-394 (+), U-407, U-425, U-445 (+), U-479, U-480, U-482, U-484 (+), U-516, U-518, U-530, U-539, U-541, U-546, U-548, U-596, U-650, U-667 (+), U-668, U-679, U-680, U-703, U-739, U-764, U-772, U-802, U-804, U-855 (+), U-858, U-859 (+), U-861, U-862, U-863 (+), U-957, U-979, U-989, U-993, U-997, U-1062 (+), U-1221.
60 boats at sea.


General Events on 22 August

1958

U-843 was raised from the Kattegat after being sunk there in April 1945.

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