|Ordered||23 Dec 1939|
|Laid down||21 Dec 1940||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1013)|
|Launched||11 Aug 1941|
|Commissioned||15 Nov 1941||Fregkpt. Heinz-Ehler Beucke|
|Successes||1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 9,359 GRT|
2 auxiliary warships damaged, total tonnage 18,285 GRT
1 warship damaged, total tonnage 1,630 tons
U-173 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Schlagetot (9 Nov 1942 - 16 Nov 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-173 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 2 emblem entry for this boat! See the emblem page for this boat or view each one below.
City Key of Bremen
3 dices and a cub