Events on this day

22 November

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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 (5) Launched (3) Commissioned (4)
No U-boat orders on this date1940: U-459, U-706
1944: U-2362, U-2363, U-2546
1940: U-72
1944: U-1308, U-2350
1941: U-215U-438
1944: U-2522U-3013
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date

 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
 U-26 [Mine]EwerthElena R. 4,576   gr
 U-43AmbrosiusArijon 4,374   fr14-BS
 U-123MoehleCree 4,791   brSL-53
 U-163EngelmannApalóide 3,766   bzBRN-3
 U-181LüthAlcoa Pathfinder 6,797   am
 U-453 [Mine]SchlippenbachHMS Hebe (J 24) 835   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-43. Following her successful attack on French convoy 14 BS, escorts dropped 23 depth charges on U-43. No damage. (Ritschel)


U-154. The boat was attacked twice during the night in the Atlantic north of French Guiana (French overseas territory bordering Brazil). No damage. (Blair, vol 2, page 461)

U-boats lost

1943: U-648 +

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, 22 November.

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

Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Richard Bernardelli (1908), Erwin Knipping (1910), Erich von Lilienfeld (1915), Karl-Heinz Rohlfing (1910), Victor Vogel (1912), Heinz Zwarg (1917).

The following men died on this day:
Hellmut Rehren (1994), Peter-Arthur Stahl (1943).

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 22 November

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 Bergen, Norway: U-137 (20 days)


From Kirkenes: U-752

U-boats entering base:
To Lorient, France: U-106 (33 days), U-123 (40 days)


From Bergen, Norway: U-603
From La Pallice: U-373, U-600
From La Spezia, Italy: U-562
From Narvik, Norway: U-657
From St. Nazaire, France: U-610

U-boats entering base:
To La Pallice U-572 (42 days)
To La Spezia, Italy: U-755 (22 days)
To Lorient, France: U-117 (42 days)
To Pola U-431 (16 days)


From Bergen, Norway: U-629
From Brest, France: U-230
From Lorient, France: U-172 (lost 22 days later)
From Narvik, Norway: U-713

U-boats entering base:
To Brest, France: U-91 (63 days)
To Hammerfest, Norway: U-636 (2 days)
To La Pallice U-231 (57 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-757 (3 days)


From Danzig, Germany: U-475
From Harstad: U-310, U-668
From Horten, Norway: U-1020 (lost 49 days later), U-1209
From Kilbotn: U-365 (lost 22 days later)

U-boats entering base:
To Kilbotn U-1163 (9 days)

U-boats at sea on 22 November

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


U-13, U-18, U-20, U-22, U-26, U-28, U-29, U-31, U-33, U-35 (+), U-38, U-41, U-43, U-47, U-48, U-49, U-53, U-57.
18 boats at sea.


U-29, U-43, U-47, U-52, U-65, U-93, U-94, U-95, U-100, U-103, U-104 (+), U-123, U-138, U-140.
14 boats at sea.


U-43, U-68, U-69, U-81, U-85, U-95 (+), U-96, U-98, U-105, U-124, U-126, U-129, U-133, U-201, U-205, U-331, U-332, U-372, U-375, U-402, U-431, U-434 (+), U-453, U-552, U-557, U-561, U-562, U-565, U-567, U-571, U-572, U-574 (+), U-575, U-577, U-578, U-652, U-752, UA.
38 boats at sea.


U-9, U-43, U-67, U-68, U-77, U-83, U-84, U-86, U-91, U-92, U-103, U-106, U-108, U-118, 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-172, U-174, U-176, U-177, U-178, U-181, U-183, U-185, U-209, U-211, U-212, U-224, U-254 (+), U-262, U-263, U-264, U-332, U-334, U-354, U-373, U-375, U-376, U-378, U-383, U-405, U-407, U-413, U-439, U-445, U-454, U-460, U-461, U-462, U-465, U-504, U-505, U-508, U-509, U-510, U-511, U-513, U-515, U-518, U-519, U-521, U-522, U-524, U-552, U-562, U-564, U-566, U-586, U-590, U-592, U-600, U-601, U-606, U-608, U-610, U-611 (+), U-613, U-617, U-623, U-624, U-625, U-653, U-657, U-663, U-704, U-752, U-753, U-758, UD-3.
99 boats at sea.


U-18, U-19, U-20, U-68, U-81, U-86 (+), U-92, U-103, U-107, U-129, U-154, U-155, U-170, U-172 (+), U-190, U-193, U-212, U-214, U-218, U-219, U-223, U-228, U-230, U-238, U-262, U-267, U-269, U-277, U-281, U-307, U-333, U-354, U-358, U-371, U-373, U-387, U-391 (+), U-407, U-415, U-421, U-424, U-425, U-426, U-488, U-510, U-515, U-516, U-518, U-530, U-537, U-541, U-542 (+), U-543, U-544 (+), U-552, U-565, U-575, U-586, U-592, U-600 (+), U-608, U-616, U-618, U-625, U-629, U-653, U-667, U-672, U-709, U-713, U-714, U-734, U-761, U-764, U-801, U-843, U-849 (+), U-850 (+), U-962, U-963, U-967, U-969.
82 boats at sea.


U-170, U-181, U-195, U-219, U-286, U-293, U-295, U-296, U-299, U-300, U-310, U-315, U-318, U-322 (+), U-365 (+), U-387 (+), U-396, U-400 (+), U-475, U-479 (+), U-481, U-482 (+), U-668, U-679 (+), U-680, U-772 (+), U-775, U-806, U-862, U-870, U-956, U-958, U-965, U-978, U-979, U-991, U-997, U-1003, U-1020 (+), U-1053, U-1165, U-1202, U-1221, U-1223, U-1227, U-1228, U-1230, U-1231, U-1232.
49 boats at sea.

General Events on 22 November


British cruiser HMS Devonshire attacked and sank the German raider Atlantis in the South Atlantic. U-126, which had rendezvoused with the German vessel to obtain supplies, took on board 107 survivors from the Atlantis and supported a further 200 in lifeboats for the next two days.


U-505 met U-tanker U-462 in order to transfer the IIWO, who had been wounded in an attack on the boat on 10 November. U-505 also took the opportunity to take on fuel and a Metox device.


U-223 encountered an enemy submarine in the Mediterranean, but neither boat attacked.


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