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 (0)||Laid down (5)||Launched (3)||Commissioned (6)|
|No U-boat orders on this date||1941: U-262, U-618 |
1942: U-969, U-970
|1943: U-315, U-766, U-1162||1941: U-132U-452U-572 |
|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|
|U-62||Michalowski||HMS Grafton (H 89)||1,350||br|
|U-549||Krankenhagen||USS Barr (DE 576) (d)||1,300||am|
|U-549||Krankenhagen||USS Block Island (CVE 21)||9,393||am|
|* 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-101. 16.30 hrs, Celtic Sea, SW of Lands End: an unidentified aircraft dropped two depth charges, causing minor damage. (Ritschel)
U-667. 15.40 hrs, between Iceland and the Faeroes: the boat was attacked by British Catalina flying boat FP183 (190 Sqn RAF/V, pilot S/L J.A. Holmes). The Catalina was hit by flak during a strafing run, but dropped six depth charges that fell approx. 30m (98ft) astern. More gunfire was exchanged, but U-667 soon dived. The Catalina was hit in the port engine and hull, and the co-pilot slightly wounded by a shell splinter, but reached base at Sullom Voe and landed safely. (Franks/Zimmerman)
1944: U-549 +
57 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
During exercises in the Baltic the boat one man was lost during a crash dive north of Danzig. [Maschinengefreiter Johann Igel]
- For more information on Men lost from U-boats check out this page.
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 29 May
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 Trondheim, Norway: U-26
From Brest, France: U-563 (lost days later)
From Hammerfest, Norway: U-622
From Kiel, Germany: U-308 (lost 7 days later)
From Lorient, France: U-172, U-271, U-508, U-530
From St. Nazaire, France: U-592
From Trondheim, Norway: U-302
U-boats entering base:
To Bordeaux, France: U-504 (39 days)
To La Pallice U-468 (41 days)
To Lorient, France: U-129 (80 days)
To Toulon, France: U-431 (10 days)
To Trondheim, Norway: U-251 (18 days)
U-boats at sea on 29 May
Boats entering port on this day are not counted, but boats departing for patrol are. (+) indicates the boat was lost during this patrol.
U-67, U-68, U-69, U-81, U-83, U-87, U-94, U-96, U-98, U-103, U-106, U-107, U-108, U-109, U-116, U-124, U-125, U-126, U-128, U-129, U-130, U-134, U-135, U-153, U-155, U-156, U-157 (+), U-158 (+), U-159, U-161, U-162, U-172, U-202, U-205, U-209, U-213, U-214, U-331, U-332, U-373, U-404, U-406, U-431, U-432, U-453, U-455, U-502 (+), U-504, U-506, U-507, U-553, U-558, U-559, U-564, U-565, U-566, U-569, U-578, U-584, U-586, U-588, U-590, U-591, U-593, U-594, U-652 (+), U-653, U-701 (+), U-703, U-751, U-753.
71 boats at sea.
U-9, U-18, U-66, U-67 (+), U-91, U-92, U-105 (+), U-118 (+), U-119 (+), U-123, U-126 (+), U-154, U-161, U-170, U-172, U-177, U-178, U-180, U-181, U-190, U-193, U-195, U-196, U-197 (+), U-198, U-199 (+), U-202 (+), U-211, U-214, U-217 (+), U-218, U-221, U-228, U-229, U-231, U-232 (+), U-264, U-271, U-305, U-308 (+), U-336, U-340, U-341, U-354, U-377, U-378, U-403, U-409, U-413, U-418 (+), U-435 (+), U-440 (+), U-450, U-458, U-459, U-460, U-461, U-488, U-508, U-511, U-513 (+), U-515, U-521 (+), U-527 (+), U-530, U-535 (+), U-552, U-558 (+), U-561, U-563 (+), U-575, U-592, U-594 (+), U-603, U-607, U-608, U-621, U-622, U-625, U-636, U-639, U-641, U-642, U-645, U-650, U-664, U-666, U-667, U-669, U-707, U-711, U-731, U-758, U-760, U-951 (+), U-952, U-953.
97 boats at sea.
U-18, U-23, U-24, U-107, U-129, U-155, U-181, U-183, U-188, U-190, U-196, U-198 (+), U-233 (+), U-289 (+), U-307, U-347, U-348, U-362, U-363, U-385, U-387, U-425, U-471, U-477 (+), U-490 (+), U-505, U-516, U-530, U-534, U-537, U-539, U-541, U-543 (+), U-547, U-548, U-586, U-668, U-671, U-719 (+), U-737, U-742, U-767 (+), U-843, U-853, U-857, U-859 (+), U-860 (+), U-861, U-952, U-955 (+), U-957, U-987 (+), U-988 (+), U-997, U-1061, U-1191 (+), U-1222 (+).
57 boats at sea.
General Events on 29 May
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