|Ordered||25 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||20 Jun 1940||Deutsche Schiff und Maschinenbau AG, Bremen (werk 703)|
|Launched||1 May 1941|
|Commissioned||28 Nov 1941||Korvkpt. Otto Fechner|
|Successes||3 ships sunk, total tonnage 8,133 GRT|
Sunk 6 Jan 1943 in the South Atlantic north-west of Pernambuco, in position 01.58S, 39.22W, by depth charges from a US Catalina aircraft (VP-83/P-2). 54 dead and 2 survivors.
U-164 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Pirat (29 Jul 1942 - 1 Aug 1942)
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-164 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 emblems individually below.
There was another U-164 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 7 Aug 1918 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 17 Oct 1918. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 164 during WWI.