|Ordered||25 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||19 Apr 1940||Deutsche Schiff und Maschinenbau AG, Bremen (werk 701)|
|Launched||1 Mar 1941|
|Commissioned||9 Sep 1941||Fregkpt. Jürgen Wattenberg|
|Successes||14 ships sunk, total tonnage 82,027 GRT|
Sunk 3 Sept, 1942 in the mid-Atlantic north-east of Trinidad, in position 12.21N, 59.29W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Vimy, HMS Pathfinder and HMS Quentin. 2 dead and 49 survivors.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-162 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat! See the emblem page for this boat or view each one below.
There was another U-162 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 20 Apr 1918 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 31 Jul 1918. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about the U 162 during WWI.