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25 February

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U-boat Shipyard report

Ordered (0) Laid down (3) Launched (2) Commissioned (2)
No U-boat orders on this date1941: U-180
1942: U-235, U-738
1937: U-32
1944: U-1276
1942: U-381
1943: U-965
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date

 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
 U-156HartensteinLa Carriere 5,685   br
 U-628HasenscharManchester Merchant 7,264   brON-166
 U-990NordheimerHMS Mahratta (G 23) 1,920   brJW-57
 U-2322HeckelEgholm 1,317   brFS-1739
* 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-212. The boat met U-549 (Krankenhagen) north of the Azores to hand over Naxos and Borkum radar detection devices. At 19.53 hrs they were attacked by an unidentified Catalina flying boat and while U-549 dived, U-212 fought off a first attack and then dived herself. The boats suffered no damage and the transfer was completed shortly afterwards. (Ritschel)

U-boats lost

1940: U-63
1944: U-601 +

52 men died when those 2 U-boats were lost on this date. 24 men survived.

Survivors from U-boats almost always landed in allied captivity.
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, 25 February.

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

Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Peter Gerlach (1922), Ralf von Jessen (1917), Klaus Paepenmöller (1918), Karl-Erich Utischill (1921).

The following men died on this day:
Otto Hansen (1944), Otto Harms (1980), Hans-Gerold Hauber (1997).

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 25 February

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.


From Helgoland, Germany: U-52

U-boats entering base:
To Wilhelmshaven, Germany: U-22 (18 days), U-23 (17 days), U-57 (18 days)


From Kiel, Germany: UA


From La Pallice: U-373
From Lorient, France: U-105

U-boats entering base:
To Lorient, France: U-130 (61 days)


From Kiel, Germany: U-306, U-586, U-666
From La Pallice: U-373

U-boats entering base:
To Brest, France: U-211 (13 days)


From Bergen, Norway: U-959, U-1061

U-boats entering base:
To Hammerfest, Norway: U-957 (4 days)
To Sevastopol U-9 (5 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-714 (37 days)


From Bergen, Norway: U-978, U-1195 (lost 42 days later)
From Harstad: U-716
From Kiel, Germany: U-826
From Kristiansand: U-806, U-870
From St. Nazaire, France: U-275 (lost 14 days later)

U-boats entering base:
To Harstad U-739 (41 days)
To Horten, Norway: U-242 (3 days), U-326 (3 days)
To Marviken U-2324 (28 days)

U-boats at sea on 25 February

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-19, U-26, U-28, U-29, U-37, U-48, U-50, U-60, U-61, U-62.
11 boats at sea.


U-46, U-47 (+), U-48, U-69, U-70 (+), U-73, U-95, U-96, U-97, U-99 (+), U-105, U-107, U-108, U-123, U-124, U-147, U-552, UA.
18 boats at sea.


U-67, U-68, U-69, U-71, U-81, U-87, U-94, U-96, U-98, U-103, U-105, U-107, U-108, U-124, U-126, U-128, U-129, U-135, U-136, U-154, U-155, U-156, U-158, U-161, U-162, U-213, U-331, U-332, U-352, U-373, U-377, U-404, U-432, U-454, U-455, U-456, U-502, U-504, U-505, U-553, U-558, U-559, U-564, U-565, U-566, U-573, U-575, U-576, U-578, U-587 (+), U-588, U-652, U-653, U-656 (+), U-752.
55 boats at sea.


U-9, U-43, U-66, U-68, U-84, U-86, U-87 (+), U-89, U-91, U-92, U-103, U-106, U-107, U-118, U-119, U-135, U-155, U-156 (+), U-160, U-172, U-180, U-182 (+), U-183, U-185, U-186, U-190, U-202, U-218, U-223, U-226, U-228, U-229, U-230, U-251, U-255, U-258, U-264, U-303, U-306, U-332, U-338, U-355, U-358, U-359, U-371, U-373, U-375, U-376, U-377, U-382, U-383, U-403, U-405, U-406, U-407, U-409, U-410, U-432, U-435, U-437, U-439, U-445, U-447, U-448, U-454, U-456, U-458, U-459, U-460, U-461, U-462, 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-525, U-526 (+), U-527, U-530, U-558, U-565, U-566, U-569, U-590, U-591, U-593, U-600, U-602, U-603, U-604, U-607, U-608, U-614, 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-664, U-665 (+), U-666, U-707, U-709, U-753, U-757, U-758, U-759, UD-3.
127 boats at sea.


U-18, U-19, U-20, U-66 (+), U-91 (+), U-123, U-154, U-168, U-170, U-178, U-183, U-188, U-212, U-214, U-218, U-228, U-256, U-260, U-262, U-281, U-307, U-312, U-313, U-315, U-333, U-358 (+), U-361, U-362, U-366, U-407, U-410, U-413, U-421, U-425, U-437, U-441, U-445, U-448 (+), U-450 (+), U-455 (+), U-472 (+), U-488 (+), U-510, U-516, U-518, U-532, U-539, U-546, U-549, U-550 (+), U-552, U-565, U-596, U-608, U-616, U-618, U-621, U-650, U-672, U-673, U-674, U-739, U-744 (+), U-764, U-802, U-843, U-845 (+), U-846, U-852 (+), U-856 (+), U-952, U-956, U-959, U-962 (+), U-963, U-969, U-985, U-986 (+), U-989, U-990, U-1059 (+), U-1061, U-1062, UIT-22 (+), UIT-24.
85 boats at sea.


U-190, U-195, U-244, U-246 (+), U-260 (+), U-267, U-275 (+), U-299, U-307, U-310, U-315, U-318, U-370, U-399 (+), U-475, U-483, U-510, U-532, U-681 (+), U-722 (+), U-773, U-775, 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-1017, U-1018 (+), U-1019, U-1021 (+), U-1022, U-1058, U-1064, U-1104, U-1169 (+), U-1195 (+), U-1203, U-1233, U-1279 (+), U-1302 (+), U-2322.
54 boats at sea.

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