|Ordered||7 Aug 1939|
|Laid down||6 Sep 1940||Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 13)|
|Launched||17 May 1941|
|Commissioned||26 Jul 1941||Kptlt. Rudolf Schendel|
|Successes||3 ships sunk, total tonnage 12,147 GRT|
Sunk 24 Aug. 1943 in the North Atlantic near Vigo, Spain in approximate position 42.07N, 09.30W by six depth charges from a British Wellington aircraft (Sqdn. 179/J). 48 dead (all hands lost).
U-134 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Ulan (25 Dec 1941 - 19 Jan 1942)
Umbau (4 Feb 1942 - 16 Feb 1942)
Endrass (12 Jun 1942 - 17 Jun 1942)
Streitaxt (20 Oct 1942 - 2 Nov 1942)
Stürmer (11 Mar 1943 - 20 Mar 1943)
Seeteufel (21 Mar 1943 - 30 Mar 1943)
Meise (15 Apr 1943 - 22 Apr 1943)
Attacks on this boat and other events
8 Jul 1943
The boat was hit by between six and eight depth charges from a US Navy aircraft (Sqdn VP 201, pilot John T. Hitchcock) from Bermuda. The boat survived the attack. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 364)
18 Jul 1943
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down: USN Blimp K-74 (Sqdn ZP 21)
This was the only airship shot down during WWII. For more information see this page.
19 Jul 1943
During an all-out hunt for U-134 an American Ventura aircraft (pilot John C. Lawrence) found the boat and dropped three depth charges, causing serious damage to the forward batteries. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 365)
21 Aug 1943
The boat was attacked by Wildcat and Avenger aircraft from the escort-carrier USS Croatan escorting convoy UGS 14 in the Atlantic west of Portugal. The boat escaped unharmed. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 395)
4 recorded attacks on this boat.
Men lost from the boat
15 Jan 1943
One of the crew commited suicide.
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.