|Ordered||28 May 1940|
|Laid down||25 Feb 1941||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1020)|
|Launched||10 Dec 1941|
|Commissioned||16 May 1942||Fregkpt. Werner Musenberg|
|Successes||2 ships sunk, total tonnage 13,298 GRT|
Missing since 23 Aug 1944 in the Bay of Biscay west of Bordeaux, France in approximate position 44.00N, 02.00W.
Her loss to mines as listed in many sources is not very likely. 56 dead (all hands lost).
General notes on this boat
27 Apr 1943.
U-180 met I-29 in the Indian Ocean to transfer two Indian Nationalists to the Japanese submarine, one of whom was Subhas Chandra Bose. I-29 put both men ashore at Sumatra.
There is an interesting video on Youtube concerning this incident (among other things).
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-180 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.
U-boats Missing in Action.