|Ordered||31 Jan 1939|
|Laid down||1 Mar 1940||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 617)|
|Launched||23 Sep 1941|
|Commissioned||6 Dec 1941||Korvkpt. Werner Czygan|
|Successes||3 ships sunk, total tonnage 14,064 GRT|
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 925 tons
2 ships damaged, total tonnage 11,945 GRT
Sunk 12 June, 1943 in the mid-Atlantic west of the Canary Islands, in position 30.49N, 33.49W by depth charges from eight Avenger aircraft of the US escort carrier USS Bogue. 43 dead and 16 survivors.
Attacks on this boat and other events
29 Sep 1942
An aircraft attacked U-118 at 0925 in the North Atlantic and caused slight damage to the boat.
1 recorded attack 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-118 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.
White vase on a blue shield
White vase inside a casing
There was another U-118 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 23 Feb 1918 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 8 May 1918. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about the U 118 during WWI.