|Ordered||25 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||30 Aug 1940||Deutsche Schiff und Maschinenbau AG, Bremen (werk 704)|
|Launched||15 Aug 1941|
|Commissioned||3 Feb 1942||Korvkpt. Eberhard Hoffmann|
|Successes||2 ships sunk, total tonnage 8,396 GRT|
1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 358 GRT
3 ships damaged, total tonnage 14,499 GRT
1 auxiliary warship damaged, total tonnage 7,252 GRT
Sunk 27 Sept, 1942 in the Bay of Biscay west of Lorient, in position 47.00N, 05.30W by depth charges from Wellington aircraft (Sqdn 311/Q RAF) (Czech). 51 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé & Eric Zimmerman, February 2003).
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-165 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-165 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 21 Aug 1918 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 6 Nov 1918. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about the U 165 during WWI.