List of all U-boats

U-191

Type

IXC/40

 
Ordered4 Nov 1940
Laid down2 Nov 1941 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1037)
Launched3 Jul 1942
Commissioned20 Oct 1942Kptlt. Helmut Fiehn
Commanders
20 Oct 1942 - 23 Apr 1943  Kptlt. Helmut Fiehn
Career
1 patrol
20 Oct 1942-31 Mar 1943  4. Flottille (training)
1 Apr 1943-23 Apr 1943  2. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 3,025 GRT
Fate

Sunk 23 April 1943 south-east of Cape Farewell, Greenland, in position 56.45N, 34.25W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Hesperus. 55 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 1 ships hit by U-191 - View the 1 war patrol

Wolfpack operations

U-191 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Seeteufel (28 Mar 1943 - 30 Mar 1943)
   Löwenherz (1 Apr 1943 - 10 Apr 1943)
   Lerche (10 Apr 1943 - 16 Apr 1943)
   Meise (16 Apr 1943 - 23 Apr 1943)

Attacks on this boat and other events

13 Apr 1943
The boat reported being attacked repeatedly by a Sunderland flying boat but each time fighting it off. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 279)

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-191 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.


Furst Wittgenstein

Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel