German submarine U-144 (1940)

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For other ships of the same name, see German submarine U-144.
Career (Nazi Germany)
Name: U-144
Ordered: 25 September 1939
Builder: Howaldtswerke, Kiel
Laid down: 10 January 1940
Launched: 24 August 1940
Commissioned: 2 October 1940
Fate: Sunk in the Gulf of Finland north of Hiiumaa, 10 August 1941
Class & type: Type IID
Complement: 28
Service record
Part of: Kriegsmarine:
1st U-boat Flotilla (Training)
22nd U-boat Flotilla (School Boat)
22nd U-boat Flotilla (Front Boat)
Commanders: Friedrich von Hippel
Gert von Mittelstaedt
Operations: Three
Victories: One

German submarine U-144 was a Type IID U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II. She was laid down on 10 January 1940 by Deutsche Werke of Kiel and commissioned on 2 October 1940.[1]


In three patrols, U-144 sank one submarine for a total of 206 tons. The Soviet submarine M-78 was torpedoed and sunk, west of Widawa in position 57°28′N 21°17′E / 57.467°N 21.283°E / 57.467; 21.283 on 23 June 1941.


U-144 was sunk on 10 August 1941 in the Gulf of Finland north of Hiiumaa, in approximate position 59°N 23°E / 59°N 23°E / 59; 23Coordinates: 59°N 23°E / 59°N 23°E / 59; 23, by torpedoes from the Soviet submarine SC-307. All 28 men inside were killed.

Summary of Raiding Career[edit]

Date Ship Nationality Tonnage Fate
23 June 1941 M-78  Soviet Navy 206 Sunk

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  1. ^ Accessed 10 February 2009.