|Ordered||23 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||20 Jan 1940||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 630)|
|Launched||7 Dec 1940|
|Commissioned||25 Jan 1941||Oblt. Adalbert Schnee (Oak Leaves)|
|Successes||22 ships sunk, total tonnage 102,697 GRT|
2 auxiliary warships sunk, total tonnage 5,700 GRT
2 ships damaged, total tonnage 13,386 GRT
Sunk on 17 February 1943 in the North Atlantic east of Newfoundland, in position 50.50N, 40.50W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Viscount. 49 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB, April 1997).
Previously recorded fate
U-201 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
West (8 May 1941 - 13 May 1941)
Kurfürst (16 Jun 1941 - 20 Jun 1941)
Störtebecker (5 Nov 1941 - 19 Nov 1941)
Gödecke (19 Nov 1941 - 25 Nov 1941)
Letzte Ritter (25 Nov 1941 - 4 Dec 1941)
Hai (3 Jul 1942 - 20 Jul 1942)
Falke (8 Jan 1943 - 19 Jan 1943)
Haudegen (19 Jan 1943 - 15 Feb 1943)
Attacks on this boat and other events
9 May 1941
After a successful attack on convoy OB 318 the boat was attacked for almost five hours by escorts HMS Amazon, HMS Nigella and HMS St. Apollo, dropping 99 depth charges which caused severe damage. The boat managed to escape on the surface during the night and was initally able to continue her patrol after repairs, but a damaged fuel tank forced her to return to base on 13 May.
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from the boat
13 Dec 1941
An explosion in Brest (France) harbor killed 1 man, Maschinenobergefreiter Josef Zander.
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
The Snowman - U-201
Coat of Arms of Remscheid