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British DE U-boat Action

Compiled by Anne McCarthy

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Chronology of damages and/or sinkings between U-boats and Captain Class Frigates

10/17/1943 U-841 sunk by Byard (DE-55/K-315) - rescued 27 German survivors
11/21/1943 U-538 sunk by Foley (DE-270/K-474) and sloop HMS Crane
11/23/1943 U-648 sunk by Bazely (DE-2/K-311), Blackwood (DE-4/K-313) and Drury (DE-46/K-316)
11/25/1943 U-600 sunk by Bazely (K-311) and Blackwood (K-313) - no German survivors
01/08/1944 U-757 sunk by Bayntun (DE-1/K-310) and corvette HMCS Camrose
02/25/1944 U-91 sunk by Affleck (DE-71/K-462), Gore (DE-277/K-487) and Gould (DE-272/K-476); rescued German captain and 15 others
03/01/1944 U-358 sunk by Affleck (K-462), Garlies (DE-27/K-475), Gore (K-487) and Gould (K-476);  Affleck rescued survivors of Gould and one German
03/16/1944 U-392 sunk by Affleck (K-462), destroyer HMS Vanoc and British aircraft; no German  survivor.
05/06/1944 U-765 sunk by Aylmer (DE-72/K-462), Bickerton (DE-75/K-466), Bligh (DE-76/K-467), Keats (DE-278/K-482) and Vindex aircraft - 11 German survivors, including captain
06/15/1944 U-764 torpedoed Blackwood (K-313) and she sunk under tow the next day; U-boat sunk in North Atlantic after war's end
06/25/1944 U-1191 sunk by Affleck (K-462) and Balfour (DE-73/K-464)
06/25/1944 U-269 sunk by Bickerton (K-466) - 39 Germans rescued
06/25/1944 U-984 (see 08/20/1944) torpedoed Goodson (DE-276/K-480); Goodson was towed by Bligh (K-467) to Portland
06/29/1944 U-988 sunk by Cooke (DE-267/K-471), Domett (DE-269/K-473), Duckworth (DE-61/K-351),  Essington (DE-67/K-353) and British aircraft
07/18/1944 U-672 sunk by Balfour (K-464) - all 52 Germans in crew rescued by vessels out of Dartmouth
07/21/1944 U-212 sunk by Curzon (DE-84/K-513) and Ekins (DE-87/K-552) - no German survivors
07/26/1944 U-214 sunk by Cooke (K-471) - no German survivors
08/04/1944 U-671 sunk by Stayner (DE-564/K-573) and destroyer HMS Wensleydale - 20 of the German crew of 52 survived, six rescued by British, one later died
08/14/1944 U-618 sunk by Duckworth (K-351), Essington (K-353) and British aircraft - no German survivors
08/20/1944 U-984 sunk by HMCS Chaudière, Kootenay & Ottawa II - no
survivors
08/24/1944 U-445 sunk by Louis (DE-517/K-515)
08/24/1944   U-354 torpedoed Bickerton (K-466) and HMS Nabob; U-354 sunk by escorts of convoy JW-59, no survivors
11/02/1944 U-295 torpedoed ?? by Mounsey (DE-524/K-569), who limped into Kola Inlet;
U-295 was sunk in North Atlantic after war's end
12/06/1944 **U-297 sunk by Goodall (DE-274/K-479) and HMS Loch Insh
**Although recorded in some history books, this information has been found to be incorrect.  U-297 was sunk by British aircraft. Read More.
Appreciation to A. C. Cook, brother of a deceased BULLEN crewmember, for submitting this correct information.
12/06/1944 U-775 sunk Bullen (DE-78/K-460);
U-775 sunk in North Atlantic after war's end
12/26/1944 U-486 damaged Affleck (K-462), who reached port, but a total loss
(see 04/12/1945)
12/26/1944 U-486 sunk Capel (DE-266/K-470)
(see 04/12/1945)
01/11/1945 U-483 torpedoed Whitaker (DE-571/K-580), who was towed to port as a total loss;  U-483 was sunk in the North Atlantic after war's end
01/26/1945 U-1051 sunk by Aylmer (K-462), Bentinck (DE-52/K-314), Calder (DE-58/K-349)  and Manners (DE-523/K-568); no German survivors.
01/26/1945 U-1172 torpedoed Manners (K-568), who made it into port, but was not repaired
01/27/1945 U-1051 sunk by Bligh (K-467), Keats (K-482) and Tyler (DE-567/K-576)
02/03/1945 U-1279 sunk by Bayntun (K-310), Braithwaite (DE-77/K-468) and HMS Loch Eck
02/14/1945 U-989 sunk by Bayntun (K-310), Braithwaite (K-468), HMS Loch Eck and Loch Dunvegan
02/17/1945 U-1278 sunk by Bayntun (K-310) and HMS Loch Eck
02/24/1945 U-480 sunk by Duckworth (K-351) and Rowley (DE-95/K-560)
03/26/1945 U-399 sunk by Duckworth (K-351)
03/27/1945  U-965 sunk by Conn (DE-80/K-508), Deane (DE-86/K-551) and Rupert (DE-96/K-561)
03/27/1945 U-722 sunk by Byron (DE-79/K-508), Fitzroy (DE-88/K-553) and Redmill (DE-89/K-554)
03/29/1945 U-246 sunk by Duckworth (K-351)
03/30/1945 U-1021 sunk by Conn (K-508), Deane (K-551) and Rupert (K-561)
04/08/1945 U-1001 sunk by Byron (K-508) and Fitzroy (K-553)
04/08/1945 U-774 sunk by Bentinck (K-314) and Calder (K-349)
04/12/1945 U-486 sunk by HMS Tapir, British submarine, sunk U-486 - no German survivors.   U-486 also sunk troopship SS LEOPOLDVILLE 12/24/1944
04/15/1945 U-285 sunk by Grindall (DE-273/K-477) and Keats (K-482)
04/21/1945 U-636 sunk by Bazely (K-311), Bentinck (K-314) and Drury (K-316)
04/27/1945 U-1105 torpedoed Redmill (K-554), who was towed to port, but not repaired; hulk returned to USN(see 05/10/1945)
04/29/1945 U-286 sunk by Cotton (DE-81/K-510) and frigates HMS Anguilla and Loch Shin; no German survivors
04/29/1945  U-968 sunk Goodall (K-479), who had only 48 survivors; U-968 sunk in North Atlantic at war's end
05/10/1945 U-1105 surrendered at Loch Eriboll, Scotland; sunk in North Atlantic

In May 1945, 33 U-boats surrendered in Lock Eriboll.
Read an account of this astounding event.

 

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