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Just curious as I have a namesake who was lost in action aboard.
U-614 Type VIIC
Feldpost Number M 44 965
Construction Yard Blohm und Voß, Hamburg
Yard Number 590
Ordered 15th Aug 1940
Keel laid 6th May 1941
Launched 29th Jan 1942
Commissioned 19th Mar 1942
Baubelehrung Kriegsschiffbaulehrabteilung für Unterseeboote Nordsee, Bremen /
Training, Flotillas and Duties
03.42 - 01.43 8.U-Flottille, Danzig
Ausbildungsboot (under training)
03.43 - 07.43 6.U-Flottille, St.Nazaire
03.42 - 07.43 OL Wolfgang Sträter
see also: U-20 U-83
Operations information for U-614
09.01.1943 - 26.02.1943
First Sailing - active patrol
U-614 left Kiel under the command of Wolfgang Sträter on 9th Jan 1943 and arrived at return on 26th Feb 1943 after nearly seven weeks.
On 6th Feb 1943 in square AK 65, U-614 came under attack from an unidentified aircraft. U-614 was not damaged by the attack.
At 1433 HRS on 8th Feb 1943 in square AL 02, U-614 came under attack from an aircraft of RAF 120 Squadron. U-614 was not damaged by the attack.
On 9th Feb 1943 in square AL 52, U-614 came under attack from an unidentified aircraft. U-614 was heavily damaged in the attack.
Wolfgang Sträter hit one ship on this patrol from convoy SC-118.
On 7th Feb 1943 he sank the British 5,730 ton Harmala, sailing with convoy SC-118.
12.04.1943 - 24.05.1943
Second Sailing - active patrol
On the 12th Apr 1943, U-614 left St. Nazaire under the command of Wolfgang Sträter and after six weeks arrived at return on 24th May 1943.
At 0027 HRS on 2nd May 1943 in square AJ 91, U-614 came under attack from an aircraft of USAAF
25.07.1943 - 29.07.1943
U-614 departed under Wolfgang Sträter from St. Nazaire on 25th Jul 1943 and arrived at return on 29th Jul 1943 after four days.