U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-181


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
23 Mar 1943Bordeaux14 Oct 1943Bordeaux206 days

Commander

Officers *


Kptlt. Wolfgang Lüth
1WO

Ltn. Gottfried König

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

Legend

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We have daily positions for all 206 days on this patrol.

Departure from Bordeaux on 23 Mar 1943.
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Arrival at Bordeaux on 14 Oct 1943.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-181 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Without name (27 Mar 1943 - 30 Mar 1943)

Ships hit by U-181 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
11 Apr 1943U-181Wolfgang Lüth Empire Whimbrel5,983br
11 May 1943U-181Wolfgang Lüth Tinhow5,232brDN-37
27 May 1943U-181Wolfgang Lüth Sicilia1,633sw
7 Jun 1943U-181Wolfgang Lüth Harrier193sa
2 Jul 1943U-181Wolfgang Lüth Hoihow2,798br
15 Jul 1943U-181Wolfgang Lüth Empire Lake2,852br
16 Jul 1943U-181Wolfgang Lüth Fort Franklin7,135br
4 Aug 1943U-181Wolfgang Lüth Dalfram4,558br
7 Aug 1943U-181Wolfgang Lüth Umvuma4,419brDN-54
12 Aug 1943U-181Wolfgang Lüth Clan Macarthur10,528brDN-55
 45,331

10 ships sunk (45,331 tons).

Legend
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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-181 during this patrol

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Men lost from U-boats

11 Apr 1943
The new 37mm anti-aircraft cannon on U-181 exploded in action while on patrol in the South Atlantic killing one man and wounding two more. [Matrosengefreiter Wilhelm Williger]


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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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