Events on this day
This is a run-down from several databases on our site. It's meant to give a clear picture of events on this date, all year round.
U-boat Shipyard report
|Ordered (42)||Laid down (5)||Launched (5)||Commissioned (3)|
|1939: U-137, U-138, U-139, U-140, U-141, U-142, U-143, U-144, U-145, U-146, U-147, U-148, U-149, U-150, U-151, U-152, U-153, U-154, U-155, U-156, U-157, U-158, U-161, U-162, U-163, U-164, U-165, U-166, U-501, U-502, U-503, U-504, U-505, U-506, U-551, U-552, U-553, U-554, U-555, U-556, U-557, U-558||1940: U-581, U-582 |
1944: U-2349, U-2528, U-3522
|1936: U-31 |
1943: U-318, U-481, U-482, U-924
|1941: U-158U-589 |
|These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.|
Allied Ships hit on this date
|U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Country||Convoy|
|U-96||Hellriegel||New York (d)||4,989||br||RB-1|
|U-593||Kelbling||USS Skill (AM 115)||815||am|
|* 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
U-667. At 03.09 hours, the boat fought off an attack from a British Wellington (179 Sqn RAF/Q, pilot F/S R.W. Dix). Its depth charges hung up due to flak damage and further hits in the port engine and starboard wing forced the aircraft to return to base.
At 10.35 hours, another Wellington (Sqdn 179/R, pilot F/S D.J. McMahon) dropped six depth charges that fell close.(Franks/Zimmerman)
22.18 hrs, SW of Cape St Vincent, Portugal: After being hit by flak while dropping depth charges, the Wellington was seen to fly away with the Leigh Light still switched on, and later an SOS message was heard. It did not return from patrol and was reported missing with its crew of six.(Franks/Zimmerman)
1942: U-253 +
45 men died when this U-boat was lost. There were no survivors.
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
One man was lost overboard from the boat. It seems that he jumped overboard in the North Atlantic after a punishment for sleeping on the watch. [Matrosengefreiter Emil-Heinz Motyl]
- For more information on Men lost from U-boats check out this page.
The following men died on this day:
Adolf Friedrichs (1942).
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 25 September
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.
U-boats entering base:
To St. Nazaire, France: U-433 (32 days)
From Brest, France: U-92
From St. Nazaire, France: U-405, U-575, U-592, U-648
From Trondheim, Norway: U-309
U-boats entering base:
To St. Nazaire, France: U-437 (3 days), U-608 (3 days)
To Trondheim, Norway: U-302 (3 days)
From Narvik, Norway: U-293, U-310, U-995
From Stavanger, Norway: U-427
From Tromsö, Norway: U-636
U-boats entering base:
To Batavia U-181 (3 days)
To Bergen, Norway: U-548 (46 days), U-763 (34 days)
To Windau U-717 (23 days)
U-boats at sea on 25 September
Boats entering port on this day are not counted, but boats departing for patrol are. (+) indicates the boat was lost during this patrol.
U-66, U-67, U-68, U-69, U-74, U-94, U-97, U-98, U-103, U-107, U-108, U-111 (+), U-124, U-125, U-126, U-132, U-201, U-203, U-204 (+), U-205, U-331, U-371, U-372, U-373, U-431, U-552, U-559, U-562, U-564, U-565, U-572, U-575.
32 boats at sea.
U-43, U-66, U-67, U-68, U-69, U-87, U-91, U-96, U-106, U-107, U-109, U-116 (+), U-117, U-118, U-125, U-126, U-128, U-135, U-156, U-159, U-160, U-161, U-164, U-165 (+), U-171 (+), U-172, U-175, U-176, U-177, U-178, U-179 (+), U-181, U-183, U-201, U-202, U-211, U-212, U-214, U-216 (+), U-217, U-218, U-221, U-251, U-254, U-257, U-258, U-259, U-260, U-262, U-332, U-333, U-353 (+), U-356, U-373, U-375, U-378, U-380, U-382, U-404, U-406, U-407, U-408, U-410, U-411, U-431, U-432, U-435, U-437, U-441, U-442, U-453, U-455, U-459, U-460, U-461, U-504, U-506, U-507, U-511, U-512 (+), U-513, U-514, U-515, U-516, U-517, U-552, U-558, U-561, U-562, U-569, U-575, U-582 (+), U-584, U-590, U-592, U-594, U-595, U-596, U-597 (+), U-599 (+), U-606, U-607, U-610, U-615, U-617, U-618, U-619 (+), U-620, U-661 (+), U-662, U-703, U-706, U-753, U-755, UD-5.
115 boats at sea.
U-20, U-68, U-81, U-91, U-92, U-103, U-107, U-123, U-155, U-161 (+), U-168, U-170, U-177, U-181, U-183, U-188, U-196, U-214, U-218, U-220 (+), U-221 (+), U-223, U-238, U-260, U-264, U-270, U-275, U-277, U-279 (+), U-305, U-307, U-309, U-336 (+), U-377, U-378 (+), U-386, U-387, U-389 (+), U-402 (+), U-405, U-410, U-419 (+), U-422 (+), U-448, U-455, U-460 (+), U-488, U-505, U-518, U-532, U-533 (+), U-536 (+), U-539, U-565, U-575, U-584 (+), U-592, U-593, U-601, U-603, U-610 (+), U-621, U-631 (+), U-641, U-643 (+), U-645, U-648, U-666, U-667, U-703, U-711, U-713, U-731, U-758, U-848 (+), U-952, U-956, U-960.
78 boats at sea.
U-92, U-155, U-170, U-190, U-195, U-219, U-242, U-244, U-245, U-248, U-256, U-260, U-262, U-267, U-278, U-281, U-290, U-293, U-296, U-307, U-309, U-310, U-312, U-315, U-348, U-370, U-382, U-398, U-425, U-427, U-480, U-481, U-482, U-516, U-518, U-530, U-534, U-541, U-546, U-547, U-636, U-668, U-673, U-676, U-711, U-714, U-737, U-739, U-745, U-758, U-772, U-802, U-804, U-853, U-857, U-858, U-863 (+), U-871 (+), U-953, U-956, U-957, U-958, U-963, U-968, U-979, U-985, U-989, U-992, U-995, U-997, U-1001, U-1004, U-1062 (+), U-1165, U-1199, U-1221, U-1223, U-1227.
78 boats at sea.
General Events on 25 September
During an action against convoy HG 73, two torpedoes from U-124 missed a British cruiser.
U-66 put a medical case ashore at El Ferrol, Spain.
U-364 was damaged in a collision with the tug Werner on the river Elbe.
U-387 put a ground reconnaissance team ashore on the north coast of Alexandra Land in the Franz Josef Archipelago in the Arctic west of Svalbard.
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