Events on this day

25 June

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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 (0) Laid down (1) Launched (4) Commissioned (7)
No U-boat orders on this date1940: U-3581942: U-636, U-711
1943: U-241, U-348
1938: U-45
1941: U-403
1942: U-338U-523U-628
1943: U-718U-853
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date

 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
 U-51KnorrSaranac 12,049   brOA-172
 U-51KnorrWindsorwood 5,395   brOA-172
 U-108ScholtzEllinico 3,059   grOG-65
 U-108ScholtzNicolas Pateras 4,362   grOB-336
 U-75RingelmannSchie 1,967   nlOB-336
 U-77SchonderAnna Bulgaris 4,603   gr
 U-153ReichmannAnglo-Canadian 5,268   br
 U-404BülowManuela 4,772   am
 U-404BülowNordal 3,845   pa
 U-513GuggenbergerEagle (d)6,003   am
 U-81KriegNisr 80   ag
 U-984SiederHMS Goodson (K 480) total loss1,300   br
* 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-71. The British corvette HMS Gladiolus (K 34) sighted the surfaced boat as she attempted to penetrate a convoy and forced her to dive. Gladiolus then dropped 30 depth charges over five runs before the arrival of the corvette HMS Nasturtium, which dropped six depth charges. U-71 managed to make her escape on the surface. She received at least one hit on the conning tower from HMS Gladiolus. (Blair, vol 1, page 311)

U-boats lost

1944: U-269

13 men died when this U-boat was lost. 39 men survived.

Survivors from U-boats almost always landed in allied captivity.

- 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, 25 June.

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

Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Heinz Förster (1909), Paul Frerks (1908), Wolfgang Herwartz (1917), Eberhard Hüttemann (1919), Hanns-Ferdinand Massmann (1917), Helmut Möhlmann (1913), Herbert Schneider (1915).

The following men died on this day:
Hubert Rieger (2003), Georg Uhl (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 25 June

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 Kiel, Germany: U-101 (36 days)
To Wilhelmshaven, Germany: U-99 (8 days)


From Horten, Norway: U-431

U-boats entering base:
To Trondheim, Norway: U-372 (4 days)


From Bergen, Norway: U-456
From Hela: U-435
From Kiel, Germany: U-379 (lost 45 days later), U-508, U-509, U-596

U-boats entering base:
To La Pallice U-753 (65 days)
To Messina, Italy: U-561 (15 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-69 (75 days), U-590 (54 days), U-594 (76 days)


U-boats entering base:
To Bordeaux, France: U-460 (63 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-758 (31 days)


From Bergen, Norway: U-318, U-1000
From Helsinki, Finland: U-481
From Kristiansand: U-478 (lost days later)
From Marviken: U-855

U-boats entering base:
To Brest, France: U-275 (20 days), U-309 (6 days)
To Hammerfest, Norway: U-668 (35 days)
To Stavanger, Norway: U-276 (18 days)
To Tama UIT-25 (16 days)

U-boats at sea on 25 June

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


U-25, U-26 (+), U-28, U-29, U-30, U-32, U-34, U-38, U-43, U-46, U-47, U-48, U-51, U-52, U-61, U-62, U-65, U-102 (+), UA.
19 boats at sea.


U-38, U-43, U-66, U-69, U-71, U-75, U-77, U-79, U-96, U-98, U-101, U-103, U-107, U-108, U-111, U-123, U-137, U-140, U-141, U-142, U-143, U-144, U-145, U-146, U-149, U-201, U-202, U-203, U-204, U-371, U-552, U-553, U-556 (+), U-557, U-558, U-559, U-561, U-562, U-564, U-651 (+), U-751, UA.
42 boats at sea.


U-66, U-67, U-68, U-77, U-84, U-87, U-88, U-89, U-96, U-97, U-106, U-107, U-124, U-126, U-128, U-129, U-132, U-134, U-135, U-153 (+), U-154, U-156, U-158 (+), U-159, U-160, U-161, U-166 (+), U-171 (+), U-172, U-173, U-202, U-203, U-215 (+), U-251, U-255, U-332, U-334, U-355, U-372, U-373, U-376, U-379 (+), U-402, U-404, U-406, U-408, U-432, U-437, U-453, U-456, U-458, U-459, U-460, U-461, U-502 (+), U-504, U-505, U-508, U-509, U-562, U-566, U-569, U-571, U-575, U-576 (+), U-578, U-582, U-584, U-653, U-657, U-701 (+), U-754 (+).
72 boats at sea.


U-18, U-19, U-20, U-24, U-66, U-67 (+), U-73, U-81, U-84 (+), U-92, U-126 (+), U-134 (+), U-135 (+), U-154, U-159 (+), U-170, U-172, U-177, U-178, U-180, U-181, U-185 (+), U-190, U-193, U-195, U-196, U-197 (+), U-198, U-199 (+), U-211, U-212, U-214, U-221, U-228, U-232 (+), U-257, U-271, U-302, U-306, U-333, U-336, U-341, U-358, U-380, U-382, U-415, U-420, U-431, U-435 (+), U-453, U-455, U-458, U-487 (+), U-488, U-508, U-510, U-511, U-513 (+), U-518, U-527 (+), U-530, U-535 (+), U-536, U-558 (+), U-565, U-571, U-572 (+), U-586, U-590 (+), U-592, U-593, U-596, U-600, U-603, U-604 (+), U-608, U-615 (+), U-617, U-618, U-622, U-625, U-634 (+), U-641, U-642, U-650, U-653, U-666, U-667, U-669, U-732, U-759 (+), U-951 (+), U-953.
93 boats at sea.


U-19, U-20, U-107, U-129, U-154 (+), U-181, U-183, U-196, U-198 (+), U-214, U-218, U-233 (+), U-242, U-243 (+), U-247, U-307, U-313, U-315, U-317 (+), U-344, U-363, U-365, U-394, U-396, U-441 (+), U-478 (+), U-480, U-516, U-530, U-534, U-537, U-539, U-543 (+), U-546, U-547, U-671, U-673, U-677, U-678 (+), U-711, U-716, U-719 (+), U-737, U-741, U-745, U-763, U-771, U-802, U-804, U-853, U-857, U-858, U-859 (+), U-861, U-862, U-953, U-965, U-975, U-982, U-984, U-992, U-994, U-999, U-1001, U-1007, U-1060, U-1062, U-1165, U-1191 (+), U-1192, U-1222 (+).
71 boats at sea.


U-530, U-977.
2 boats at sea.

General Events on 25 June


U-123 refuelled from the German supply ship Charlotte Schliemann at Las Palmas, Canary Isles.


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