|Ordered||23 Dec 1939|
|Laid down||1 Dec 1940||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1011)|
|Launched||22 Jul 1941|
|Commissioned||25 Oct 1941||Oblt. GŁnther Pfeffer|
|Successes||3 ships sunk, total tonnage 17,641 GRT|
The wreck of this boat has been discovered in position 47.39.532N, 03.34.778W.
Attacks on this boat
1 Aug 1942
This may have been an attack on U-171.(Sources: 2001-06-01, uboat.net)
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-171 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.