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: Deutsche Werke, 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 and 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]

Career[edit]

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.

Fate[edit]

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 ShCh-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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "The Type IID boat U-144". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Busch, Rainer; Röll, Hans-Joachim (1999). Deutsche U-Boot-Verluste von September 1939 bis Mai 1945. Der U-Boot-Krieg (in German) IV (Hamburg, Berlin, Bonn: Mittler). ISBN 3-8132-0514-2. 
  • Gröner, Erich (1985). U-Boote, Hilfskreuzer, Minenschiffe, Netzleger, Sperrbrecher. Die deutschen Kriegsschiffe 1815–1945 (in German) III (Koblenz: Bernard & Graefe). ISBN 3-7637-4802-4. 

External links[edit]

  • Hofmann, Markus. "U 144". Deutsche U-Boote 1935-1945 - u-boot-archiv.de (in German). Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  • Helgason, Guðmundur. "The Type IID boat U-144". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 7 December 2014.