List of all U-boats

U-184

Type

IXC/40

 
Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down10 Jun 1941 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1024)
Launched21 Feb 1942
Commissioned29 May 1942Oblt. G√ľnther Dangschat
Commanders
29 May 1942 - 21 Nov 1942  Kptlt. G√ľnther Dangschat
Career
1 patrol
29 May 1942-31 Oct 1942  4. Flottille (training)
1 Nov 1942-21 Nov 1942  2. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 3,192 GRT
Fate

Missing since 21 November 1942 in the North Atlantic east of Newfoundland. There is no explanation for its loss. 50 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB, January 1993).

Loss position

See the 1 ships hit by U-184 - View the 1 war patrol

U-184 sent its last radio message on 20 November 1942 from approximate position 49.00N, 45.30W while operating against convoy ONS-144. The boat was posted as missing on 21 November after repeatedly failing to report its position.

Previously recorded fate

  • Sunk 20 Nov, 1942 in the mid-Atlantic, in position 49.25N, 45.25W, by depth charges from the Norwegian corvette Potentilla. (Postwar assessment)
    Notes. This attack was actually against U-264 inflicting no damage.

Wolfpack operations

U-184 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Kreuzotter (15 Nov 1942 - 21 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-184 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Shield with Red objects and Star

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay