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2 July

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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 (1) Commissioned (1)
No U-boat orders on this date1944: U-30081940: U-1071942: U-629
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date

 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
 U-29SchuhartAthellaird 8,999   brOB-176
 U-29SchuhartSanta Margarita 4,919   pa
 U-47PrienArandora Star 15,501   br
 U-129WittGundersen 1,841   nw
 U-181LüthHoihow 2,798   br
 U-618BabergEmpire Kohinoor 5,225   br
 U-66MarkworthBloody Marsh 10,195   am
 U-547NiemeyerBodegraven 5,593   nl
* 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-671. While on the bottom at 203 ft (62 m) (having been harassed by Allied ASW forces for days) U-671 was attacked yet again, this time by a group of "destroyers" but she managed to escape and arrived at Boulogne, France on 5 July. (Blair, vol 2, page 591)

U-boats lost

1944: U-543 +

58 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, 2 July.

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

Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Rudolf Baltz (1920), Hans-Jürgen Bühring (1920), Heinz-Eugen Eberbach (1921), Hans-Werner Offermann (1921), Erich Topp (1914).

The following men died on this day:
Hans-Jürgen Hellriegel (1944), Heinz-Joachim Neumann (1976), Emil Ranzau (1986).

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 2 July

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 Wilhelmshaven, Germany: U-38 (27 days)


From Kiel, Germany: U-331, U-501
From St. Nazaire, France: U-97

U-boats entering base:
To Lorient, France: U-107 (96 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-71 (19 days), U-552 (39 days)


From Brest, France: U-86
From Messina, Italy: U-561
From St. Nazaire, France: U-752

U-boats entering base:
To Kiel, Germany: U-596 (8 days)
To La Pallice U-432 (64 days)


U-boats entering base:
To Bergen, Norway: U-307 (4 days), U-713 (4 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-270 (7 days)


From Kristiansand: U-975
From Narvik, Norway: U-921
From Tromsö, Norway: U-957

U-boats entering base:
To Bergen, Norway: U-1060 (3 days)
To Brest, France: U-214 (16 days)
To Penang, Malaysia: U-1062 (14 days)
To Stavanger, Norway: U-677 (2 days)

U-boats at sea on 2 July

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


U-28, U-29, U-30, U-34, U-43, U-47, U-51, U-52, U-56, U-62, U-65, U-99, UA.
13 boats at sea.


U-66, U-68, U-69, U-75, U-77, U-79, U-95, U-96, U-97, U-98, U-101, U-103, U-108, U-109, U-111, U-123, U-137, U-142, U-145, U-146, U-149, U-201, U-202, U-331, U-553, U-557, U-558, U-559, U-561, U-562, U-564, U-751, UA.
33 boats at sea.


U-66, U-67, U-68, U-77, U-84, U-86, U-87, U-88, U-89, U-90 (+), U-97, U-107, U-116, U-126, U-128, U-129, U-132, U-134, U-135, U-136 (+), U-153 (+), U-154, U-156, U-159, U-160, U-161, U-166 (+), U-171 (+), U-172, U-173, U-201, U-202, U-203, U-215 (+), U-251, U-255, U-332, U-334, U-355, U-372, U-373, U-375, U-376, U-379 (+), U-402, U-404, U-408, U-437, U-453, U-456, U-457, U-458, U-459, U-460, U-461, U-502 (+), U-504, U-505, U-508, U-509, U-561, U-562, U-571, U-572, U-575, U-576 (+), U-578, U-582, U-584, U-597, U-653, U-657, U-701 (+), U-703, U-704, U-752, U-754 (+).
77 boats at sea.


U-19, U-23, U-66, U-67 (+), U-81, U-84 (+), U-126 (+), U-134 (+), U-135 (+), U-154, U-155, U-159 (+), U-160 (+), U-170, U-172, U-177, U-178, U-180, U-181, U-185 (+), U-188, U-190, U-193, U-195, U-196, U-197 (+), U-198, U-199 (+), U-211, U-212, U-221, U-228, U-232 (+), U-257, U-271, U-277, U-302, U-306, U-333, U-336, U-341, U-358, U-359 (+), U-375, U-380, U-382, U-386, U-406, U-409 (+), U-415, U-420, U-435 (+), U-453, U-455, U-458, U-462, U-466, U-487 (+), U-488, U-505, U-508, U-510, U-511, U-513 (+), U-514 (+), U-518, U-527 (+), U-530, U-535 (+), U-536, U-558 (+), U-565, U-571, U-572 (+), U-586, U-590 (+), U-591 (+), U-592, U-593, U-598 (+), U-600, U-603, U-604 (+), U-608, U-615 (+), U-617, U-618, U-622, U-628 (+), U-634 (+), U-641, U-642, U-648, U-653, U-662 (+), U-666, U-667, U-669, U-732, U-759 (+), U-951 (+), U-953.
102 boats at sea.


U-19, U-20, U-107, U-129, U-154 (+), U-181, U-183, U-196, U-198 (+), U-218, U-233 (+), U-243 (+), U-247, U-307, U-309, U-313, U-315, U-344, U-354, U-361 (+), U-365, U-390 (+), U-394, U-396, U-480, U-516, U-530, U-534, U-537, U-539, U-546, U-547, U-636, U-671, U-673, U-678 (+), U-711, U-716, U-737, U-745, U-763, U-771, U-802, U-804, U-853, U-855 (+), U-857, U-858, U-859 (+), U-861, U-862, U-921, U-953, U-956, U-965, U-984, U-992, U-994, U-1001, U-1061, U-1165, U-1191 (+), U-1222 (+).
63 boats at sea.


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

General Events on 2 July

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