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 (20)||Laid down (3)||Launched (9)||Commissioned (0)|
|1940: U-227, U-228, U-229, U-230, U-231, U-232, U-233, U-234, U-303, U-304, U-361, U-362, U-711, U-712, U-713, U-714, U-801, U-802, U-803, U-804||1941: U-342 |
|1935: U-18 |
1940: U-78, U-201, U-555, U-556
1943: U-246, U-1104
|No boats commissioned on this date|
|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|
|* 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
No attacks found on this date.
1941: U-208 +
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
There were no men lost from U-boats on this date, 7 December.
- For more information on Men lost from U-boats check out this page.
The following men were born on this day:
Helmut von Tippelskirch (1917).
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 7 December
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 Lorient, France: U-101 (14 days)
From Brest, France: U-409, U-441
From La Pallice: U-257
From Messina, Italy: U-371
U-boats entering base:
To Brest, France: U-84 (70 days)
To Harstad U-601 (33 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-454 (73 days), U-462 (51 days)
U-boats at sea on 7 December
Boats entering port on this day are not counted, but boats departing for patrol are. (+) indicates the boat was lost during this patrol.
U-43, U-67, U-68, U-69, U-79, U-81, U-86, U-105, U-124, U-126, U-127 (+), U-129, U-130, U-131 (+), U-134, U-201, U-205, U-332, U-371, U-372, U-374, U-375, U-402, U-431, U-434 (+), U-451, U-453, U-562, U-565, U-568, U-573, U-574 (+), U-575, U-584, U-652, U-752, UA.
37 boats at sea.
U-24, U-43, U-67, U-73, U-81, U-83, U-86, U-91, U-92, U-103, U-105, U-106, U-109, U-118, U-123, U-124, U-126, U-128, U-129, U-130, U-134, U-135, U-154, U-155, U-159, U-160, U-161, U-163, U-164 (+), U-172, U-174, U-175, U-176, U-177, U-178, U-181, U-183, U-185, U-203, U-209, U-211, U-212, U-214, U-217, U-221, U-224, U-225, U-254 (+), U-257, U-262, U-301, U-336, U-356 (+), U-371, U-373, U-375, U-376, U-378, U-380, U-383, U-405, U-409, U-410, U-432, U-435, U-439, U-441, U-443, U-445, U-453, U-455, U-460, U-461, U-463, U-465, U-504, U-505, U-507 (+), U-508, U-510, U-513, U-515, U-518, U-519, U-521, U-524, U-552, U-553, U-561, U-562, U-564, U-565, U-569, U-591, U-592, U-593, U-600, U-602, U-603, U-604, U-608, U-609, U-610, U-611 (+), U-615, U-618, U-621, U-623, U-628, U-653, U-657, U-663, U-664, U-753, U-758, UD-3.
116 boats at sea.
U-9, U-20, U-68, U-73 (+), U-92, U-103, U-107, U-129, U-154, U-155, U-170, U-172 (+), U-178, U-190, U-193, U-218, U-219, U-223, U-228, U-230, U-238, U-269, U-277, U-284 (+), U-302, U-307, U-311, U-354, U-358, U-364 (+), U-387, U-390, U-391 (+), U-392, U-407, U-415, U-421, U-424, U-445, U-471, U-488, U-510, U-515, U-516, U-530, U-537, U-541, U-543, U-544 (+), U-593 (+), U-596, U-616, U-618, U-625, U-629, U-636, U-645 (+), U-653, U-667, U-672, U-713, U-734, U-741, U-744, U-761, U-764, U-801, U-843, U-846, U-850 (+), U-960, U-962, U-972 (+), U-976, U-981.
75 boats at sea.
U-181, U-195, U-219, U-248 (+), U-275, U-286, U-293, U-295, U-296, U-299, U-310, U-318, U-322 (+), U-363, U-365 (+), U-387 (+), U-396, U-400 (+), U-427, U-481, U-485, U-486, U-636, U-637, U-668, U-679 (+), U-680, U-722, U-772 (+), U-773, U-775, U-806, U-862, U-870, U-877 (+), U-958, U-965, U-978, U-979, U-991, U-992, U-995, U-997, U-1003, U-1020 (+), U-1053, U-1163, U-1202, U-1209 (+), U-1223, U-1227, U-1228, U-1230, U-1231, U-1232.
55 boats at sea.
General Events on 7 December
Attack on Pearl Harbor The Imperial Japanese Navy launched a well-planned surprise attack on the US Navy home base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The US Navy lost many capital warships, but the aircraft carriers were not in port and thus escaped. The attack was a major victory for the IJN. This was, of course, the beginning of the war between United States and Japan. Ironically the USN had themselves "attacked" Pearl Harbor in a wargame scenario a few years earlier, showing the feasibility of such an attack.
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