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 (4)||Laid down (3)||Launched (4)||Commissioned (4)|
|1937: U-56, U-57, U-58, U-59||1940: U-206 |
1944: U-2509, U-3503
|1940: U-106 |
|1942: U-466U-664 |
|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|
|* 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-853. Two F-4F Wildcat fighters from the US escort carrier USS Croatan made repeated strafing attacks on U-853 about 30 miles (48km) south of the carrier. The boat dived and escaped before the carrier's Avenger bombers arrived, but had to return to base due to the many casualties: two dead and twelve wounded [Bootsmann Kurt Schweichler, Maschinengefreiter Karl-Heinz Löffler].
1944: U-423 +
53 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
An accident took place on 17 June during U-1018's working up exercises in the Baltic in which one man died and two were wounded. [Obersteuermann Walter Nellsen]
- 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 17 June
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 Kiel, Germany: U-58 (22 days)
From Kiel, Germany: U-171 (lost 115 days later)
From Lorient, France: U-166 (lost 44 days later), U-214
From Narvik, Norway: U-88
From Trondheim, Norway: U-657
U-boats entering base:
To Lorient, France: U-214 (5 days)
To Salamis, Greece: U-77 (12 days)
From Brest, France: U-214
From Kiel, Germany: U-1225
U-boats entering base:
To Bergen, Norway: U-318 (6 days), U-804 (6 days), U-998 (6 days)
To Kiel, Germany: U-1061 (3 days)
To Lorient, France: U-270 (12 days), U-981 (12 days)
To Skjomenfjord U-716 (4 days)
U-boats at sea on 17 June
Boats entering port on this day are not counted, but boats departing for patrol are. (+) indicates the boat was lost during this patrol.
U-38, U-43, U-69, U-71, U-73, U-75, U-77, U-79, U-101, U-103, U-107, U-108, U-111, U-123, U-138 (+), U-141, U-143, U-146, U-201, U-202, U-203, U-204, U-371, U-552, U-553, U-557, U-558, U-559, U-561, U-564, U-651 (+), U-751, UA.
33 boats at sea.
U-67, U-68, U-69, U-71, U-81, U-83, U-84, U-87, U-88, U-89, U-94, U-96, U-97, U-103, U-106, U-107, U-124, U-126, U-128, U-129, U-132, U-134, U-135, U-153 (+), U-154, U-156, U-158 (+), U-159, U-161, U-166 (+), U-171 (+), U-172, U-173, U-202, U-203, U-205, U-213, U-214, U-215 (+), U-251, U-332, U-334, U-355, U-372, U-373, U-376, U-402, U-404, U-406, U-408, U-431, U-432, U-437, U-459, U-460, U-502 (+), U-504, U-505, U-552, U-553, U-558, U-559, U-561, U-566, U-569, U-571, U-575, U-576 (+), U-578, U-584, U-590, U-593, U-594, U-653, U-657, U-701 (+), U-753.
77 boats at sea.
U-18, U-19, U-24, U-66, U-67 (+), U-73, U-81, U-84 (+), U-92, U-119 (+), U-126 (+), U-134 (+), U-135 (+), U-154, U-159 (+), U-170, U-172, U-177, U-178, U-180, U-181, U-185 (+), U-190, U-193, U-194 (+), U-195, U-196, U-197 (+), U-198, U-199 (+), U-200 (+), U-211, U-212, U-214, U-221, U-228, U-232 (+), U-251, U-257, U-271, U-302, U-306, U-333, U-336, U-338, U-341, U-358, U-380, U-388 (+), U-415, U-420, U-431, U-435 (+), U-449 (+), U-450, U-455, U-460, U-462, U-487 (+), U-488, U-508, U-510, U-511, U-513 (+), U-515, U-527 (+), U-530, U-535 (+), U-536, U-558 (+), U-565, U-571, U-572 (+), U-586, U-590 (+), U-592, U-593, U-596, U-600, U-603, U-608, U-615 (+), U-618, U-622, U-634 (+), U-641, U-642, U-645, U-650, U-653, U-666, U-667, U-669, U-711, U-732, U-758, U-759 (+), U-951 (+), U-953.
99 boats at sea.
U-19, U-20, U-107, U-129, U-155, U-181, U-183, U-188, U-190, U-196, U-198 (+), U-214, U-218, U-233 (+), U-242, U-243 (+), U-247, U-275, U-276, U-294, U-307, U-313, U-315, U-344, U-363, U-394, U-397, U-441 (+), U-480, U-516, U-530, U-534, U-537, U-539, U-541, U-543 (+), U-546, U-547, U-548, U-586, U-621, U-668, U-671, U-673, U-677, U-678 (+), U-711, U-719 (+), U-745, U-763, U-764, U-767 (+), U-853, U-857, U-858, U-859 (+), U-861, U-862, U-952, U-953, U-958, U-971 (+), U-975, U-982, U-984, U-988 (+), U-997, U-999, U-1000, U-1001, U-1007, U-1165, U-1191 (+), U-1222 (+).
74 boats at sea.
General Events on 17 June
France declared an Armistice, bringing an end to the land war in western Europe in 1940.
U-737 set up an automatic weather station on Bear Island.
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