U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-181


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
12 Sep 1942Kiel18 Jan 1943Bordeaux129 days

Commander

Officers *


Kptlt. Wolfgang Lüth
1WO

Theodor Petersen
2WO

Ltn. Gottfried König

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-181

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We have daily positions for all 129 days on this patrol.

Departure from Kiel on 12 Sep 1942.
13 Sep 1942 - 14 Sep 1942 - 15 Sep 1942 - 16 Sep 1942 - 17 Sep 1942 - 18 Sep 1942 - 19 Sep 1942 - 20 Sep 1942 - 21 Sep 1942 - 22 Sep 1942 - 23 Sep 1942 - 24 Sep 1942 - 25 Sep 1942 - 26 Sep 1942 - 27 Sep 1942 - 28 Sep 1942 - 29 Sep 1942 - 30 Sep 1942 - 1 Oct 1942 - 2 Oct 1942 - 3 Oct 1942 - 4 Oct 1942 - 5 Oct 1942 - 6 Oct 1942 - 7 Oct 1942 - 8 Oct 1942 - 9 Oct 1942 - 10 Oct 1942 - 11 Oct 1942 - 12 Oct 1942 - 13 Oct 1942 - 14 Oct 1942 - 15 Oct 1942 - 16 Oct 1942 - 17 Oct 1942 - 18 Oct 1942 - 19 Oct 1942 - 20 Oct 1942 - 21 Oct 1942 - 22 Oct 1942 - 23 Oct 1942 - 24 Oct 1942 - 25 Oct 1942 - 26 Oct 1942 - 27 Oct 1942 - 28 Oct 1942 - 29 Oct 1942 - 30 Oct 1942 - 31 Oct 1942 - 1 Nov 1942 - 2 Nov 1942 - 3 Nov 1942 - 4 Nov 1942 - 5 Nov 1942 - 6 Nov 1942 - 7 Nov 1942 - 8 Nov 1942 - 9 Nov 1942 - 10 Nov 1942 - 11 Nov 1942 - 12 Nov 1942 - 13 Nov 1942 - 14 Nov 1942 - 15 Nov 1942 - 16 Nov 1942 - 17 Nov 1942 - 18 Nov 1942 - 19 Nov 1942 - 20 Nov 1942 - 21 Nov 1942 - 22 Nov 1942 - 23 Nov 1942 - 24 Nov 1942 - 25 Nov 1942 - 26 Nov 1942 - 27 Nov 1942 - 28 Nov 1942 - 29 Nov 1942 - 30 Nov 1942 - 1 Dec 1942 - 2 Dec 1942 - 3 Dec 1942 - 4 Dec 1942 - 5 Dec 1942 - 6 Dec 1942 - 7 Dec 1942 - 8 Dec 1942 - 9 Dec 1942 - 10 Dec 1942 - 11 Dec 1942 - 12 Dec 1942 - 13 Dec 1942 - 14 Dec 1942 - 15 Dec 1942 - 16 Dec 1942 - 17 Dec 1942 - 18 Dec 1942 - 19 Dec 1942 - 20 Dec 1942 - 21 Dec 1942 - 22 Dec 1942 - 23 Dec 1942 - 24 Dec 1942 - 25 Dec 1942 - 26 Dec 1942 - 27 Dec 1942 - 28 Dec 1942 - 29 Dec 1942 - 30 Dec 1942 - 31 Dec 1942 - 1 Jan 1943 - 2 Jan 1943 - 3 Jan 1943 - 4 Jan 1943 - 5 Jan 1943 - 6 Jan 1943 - 7 Jan 1943 - 8 Jan 1943 - 9 Jan 1943 - 10 Jan 1943 - 11 Jan 1943 - 12 Jan 1943 - 13 Jan 1943 - 14 Jan 1943 - 15 Jan 1943 - 16 Jan 1943 - 17 Jan 1943 -
Arrival at Bordeaux on 18 Jan 1943.

Ships hit by U-181 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
3 Nov 1942U-181Wolfgang Lüth East Indian8,159am
8 Nov 1942U-181Wolfgang Lüth Plaudit5,060pa
10 Nov 1942U-181Wolfgang Lüth K.G. Meldahl3,799nw
13 Nov 1942U-181Wolfgang Lüth Excello4,969am
19 Nov 1942U-181Wolfgang Lüth Gunda2,241nw
20 Nov 1942U-181Wolfgang Lüth Corinthiakos3,562gr
22 Nov 1942U-181Wolfgang Lüth Alcoa Pathfinder6,797am
24 Nov 1942U-181Wolfgang Lüth Mount Helmos6,481gr
24 Nov 1942U-181Wolfgang Lüth Dorington Court5,281br
28 Nov 1942U-181Wolfgang Lüth Evanthia3,551gr
30 Nov 1942U-181Wolfgang Lüth Cleanthis4,153gr
2 Dec 1942U-181Wolfgang Lüth Amarylis4,328pa
 58,381

12 ships sunk (58,381 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

1942

26 Sep 1942. One of U-181's crew was operated on under general anaesthetic.

3 Nov 1942. U-181 provided drinking water to the occupants of a lifeboat they came across in the Indian Ocean.

20 Nov 1942. After sinking a ship, U-181 rescued a survivor from the water and later transferred him to a lifeboat.

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Attacks on U-181 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-181 during this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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