|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
Attacks on this boat and other events
29 Sep 1942
Aircraft attack at 0925, in the North Atlantic. Minor damage.
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 entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
White Vase on Blue Shield
White Vase inside 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 SM U 118 during WWI.