|Ordered||24 May 1938|
|Laid down||27 Dec 1939||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 971)|
|Launched||15 Jul 1940|
|Commissioned||22 Oct 1940||Kptlt. Klaus Scholtz (Knights Cross/Oak Leaves)|
|Successes||25 ships sunk, total tonnage 118,722 GRT|
1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 16,644 GRT
Sunk 11 Apr 1944 at Stettin, by bombs; raised; taken out of service at Stettin 17 Jul, 1944; scuttled there 24 Apr 1945.
U-108 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
West (2 Jun 1941 - 20 Jun 1941)
Seeräuber (14 Dec 1941 - 22 Dec 1941)
Schlagetot (9 Nov 1942 - 17 Nov 1942)
Rochen (28 Jan 1943 - 11 Feb 1943)
Adler (7 Apr 1943 - 13 Apr 1943)
Meise (13 Apr 1943 - 27 Apr 1943)
Specht (27 Apr 1943 - 28 Apr 1943)
Attacks on this boat
11 Nov 1942
While operating against the Torch landings the boat was depth charges by an Allied destroyer and damaged, forcing the boat to abort its attack and leave for repairs. After being unable to fully repair the boat she aborted to France. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 109)
10 Feb 1943
At 16.15 hours, the boat was extensively damaged by 3 bombs from a British Gibraltar-based Catalina aircraft (RAF Sqdn 202 / N, pilot William Ogle-Skan) north of the Canaries. The damage to the bow torpedo tubes forced the Germans to abort the patrol the next day. (Sources: Ritschel)
22 Apr 1943
The boat was depth charged for a "fairly long time", but continued to shadow convoy ON(S)-4. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 285)
3 recorded attacks on this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-108 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 2 emblem entry for this boat! See the emblem page for this boat or view each one below.
There was another U-108 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 11 Oct 1917 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 5 Dec 1917. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about the U 108 during WWI.