Events on this day

5 March

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U-boat Shipyard report

Ordered (0) Laid down (1) Launched (4) Commissioned (3)
No U-boat orders on this date1939: U-1221941: U-451
1942: U-167, U-168
1943: U-391
1942: U-462U-612
1945: U-2542
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date


 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
1940 
 U-17BehrensGrutto 920   nl
1941 
 U-95SchreiberMurjek 5,070   sw
1942 
 U-126BauerMariana 3,110   am
 U-128HeyseO.A. Knudsen 11,007   nw
 U-404BülowCollamer 5,112   amHX-178
 U-505LoeweBenmohr 5,920   br
1943 
 U-130KellerEmpire Tower 4,378   brXK-2
 U-130KellerFidra 1,574   brXK-2
 U-130KellerGer-y-Bryn 5,108   brXK-2
 U-130KellerTrefusis 5,299   brXK-2
 U-255RecheExecutive 4,978   amRA-53
1944 
 U-66SeehausenJohn Holt 4,964   br
 57,440
* 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

1944

U-537. While outbound from France the boat was attacked by an unidentified Allied aircraft and damaged so badly she was forced to return to Lorient, arriving 6 March. (Blair, vol 2, page 538)


U-boats lost


1944: U-366 +

50 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, 5 March.

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


Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Hermann Bruder (1921), Alexander Hellwig (1916), Albert Hossenfelder (1908), Gerd Schaar (1919), Johann Stegmann (1912).

The following men died on this day:
Bruno Langenberg (1944), Helmut Münster (1982).

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 5 March

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.


1940



U-boats entering base:
To Wilhelmshaven, Germany: U-47 (6 days), U-49 (6 days), U-56 (2 days)


1941


Sailed:
From Bergen, Norway: U-74


1942



U-boats entering base:
To Trondheim, Norway: U-405 (8 days)


1943



U-boats entering base:
To Bordeaux, France: U-460 (38 days)
To Brest, France: U-92 (28 days)
To La Spezia, Italy: U-565 (20 days)
To Lorient, France: U-186 (65 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-264 (55 days), U-437 (30 days)


1944


Sailed:
From Brest, France: U-92, U-629
From Lorient, France: U-155
From Narvik, Norway: U-1061

U-boats entering base:
To Narvik, Norway: U-354 (4 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-281 (61 days)


1945


Sailed:
From Batavia: U-195
From Horten, Norway: U-548 (lost 46 days later)
From Kiel, Germany: U-518, U-1001
From Trondheim, Norway: U-965 (lost 26 days later)

U-boats entering base:
To Bergen, Norway: U-249 (4 days)
To Danzig, Germany: U-370 (60 days)
To Horten, Norway: U-2321 (4 days)


U-boats at sea on 5 March

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

1940

U-7, U-14, U-17, U-28, U-29, U-32, U-38, U-52, U-62.
9 boats at sea.

1941

U-37, U-47 (+), U-70 (+), U-74, U-95, U-97, U-99 (+), U-105, U-106, U-108, U-124, U-147, U-552, UA.
14 boats at sea.

1942

U-67, U-68, U-69, U-71, U-87, U-94, U-96, U-105, U-107, U-123, U-124, U-126, U-128, U-129, U-134, U-135, U-155, U-156, U-158, U-160, U-161, U-162, U-202, U-213, U-332, U-371, U-373, U-403, U-404, U-432, U-436, U-454, U-456, U-502, U-503 (+), U-504, U-505, U-553, U-558, U-559, U-564, U-565, U-566, U-568, U-569, U-573, U-578, U-584, U-587 (+), U-588, U-589, U-592, U-593, U-653, U-701, U-752, U-753.
57 boats at sea.

1943

U-43, U-66, U-67, U-68, U-77 (+), U-84, U-86, U-89, U-91, U-103, U-106, U-107, U-109, U-119, U-130 (+), U-135, U-155, U-156 (+), U-159, U-160, U-167 (+), U-172, U-180, U-182 (+), U-183, U-185, U-188, U-190, U-202, U-218, U-221, U-223, U-226, U-228, U-229, U-230, U-255, U-258 (+), U-303, U-305, U-306, U-332, U-333, U-336, U-338, U-355, U-358, U-359, U-373, U-376, U-377, U-382, U-383, U-405, U-406, U-409, U-410, U-432, U-435, U-439, U-440, U-441, U-444 (+), U-445, U-447, U-448, U-454, U-458, U-459, U-461, U-462, U-463, U-468, U-504, U-506, U-508, U-509, U-510, U-511, U-513, U-515, U-516, U-518, U-521, U-523, U-524 (+), U-526 (+), U-527, U-530, U-558, U-566, U-569, U-586, U-590, U-591, U-593, U-596, U-600, U-602, U-603, U-604, U-607, U-608, U-615, U-616, U-618, U-621, U-622, U-628, U-629, U-633 (+), U-634, U-638, U-641, U-642, U-653, U-657, U-659, U-663, U-664, U-665 (+), U-666, U-707, U-709, U-753, U-757, U-758, U-759.
128 boats at sea.

1944

U-19, U-20, U-24, U-66 (+), U-92, U-123, U-154, U-168, U-170, U-178, U-183, U-188, U-212, U-214, U-218, U-228, U-255, U-256, U-262, U-267, U-278, U-288, U-307, U-315, U-333, U-343 (+), U-361, U-371, U-392 (+), U-407, U-413, U-415, U-421, U-437, U-441, U-448 (+), U-450 (+), U-455 (+), U-466, U-488 (+), U-510, U-518, U-532, U-539, U-541, U-546, U-549, U-550 (+), U-552, U-565, U-575 (+), U-596, U-608, U-616, U-618, U-621, U-625 (+), U-629, U-653 (+), U-672, U-674, U-703, U-716, U-737, U-739, U-741, U-744 (+), U-764, U-801 (+), U-802, U-843, U-845 (+), U-851 (+), U-852 (+), U-856 (+), U-952, U-959, U-962 (+), U-963, U-973 (+), U-985, U-986 (+), U-990, U-1059 (+), U-1061, U-1062, UIT-22 (+), UIT-24.
88 boats at sea.

1945

U-190, U-242 (+), U-244, U-246 (+), U-260 (+), U-275 (+), U-296 (+), U-299, U-310, U-315, U-318, U-321, U-399 (+), U-475, U-483, U-510, U-530, U-532, U-548 (+), U-668, U-681 (+), U-714 (+), U-722 (+), U-773, U-775, U-778, U-843, U-853 (+), U-857 (+), U-861, U-866 (+), U-878, U-879 (+), U-907, U-953, U-963, U-965 (+), U-978, U-995, U-1002, U-1003 (+), U-1004, U-1005, U-1019, U-1021 (+), U-1022, U-1024 (+), U-1058, U-1064, U-1104, U-1169 (+), U-1195 (+), U-1202, U-1203, U-1233, U-1302 (+).
56 boats at sea.


General Events on 5 March

1941

U-106 refuelled from the German supply ship Charlotte Schliemann at Las Palmas, Spain.

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