|Ordered||30 May 1938|
|Laid down||9 Sep 1939||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 598)|
|Launched||8 Jun 1940|
|Commissioned||30 Jul 1940||Kptlt. Claus Korth (Knights Cross)|
|Successes||8 ships sunk, total tonnage 43,392 GRT|
Sunk 15 Jan. 1942 in the North Atlantic in position 36.10N, 15.52W by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Hesperus. 6 dead and 40 survivors.
U-93 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
West (8 May 1941 - 26 May 1941)
Süd (22 Jul 1941 - 5 Aug 1941)
Schlagetot (23 Oct 1941 - 1 Nov 1941)
Raubritter (1 Nov 1941 - 8 Nov 1941)
Seydlitz (27 Dec 1941 - 15 Jan 1942)
Attacks on this boat and other events
17 Oct 1940
During battle against convoy OB- 228 U-93 was attacked three times: in the early morning by three escorts with 19 depth charges, the second time at 1015 hrs by an escort with 7 depth charges, and the third and last time in the evening by a Sunderland aircraft with a bomb. The boat suffered no damage at all.
10 Feb 1941
A British Whitley aircraft (Sqdn 502, pilot J. A. Walker) bombed and strafed the boat causing some damage and speeding up her return to base at Lorient, France for 3 months of repairs. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 234)
11 Aug 1941
While shadowing an Allied convoy off Portugal the boat was heavily bombed by aircraft forcing the boat to abort its patrol and head for France. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 336)
3 recorded attacks on this boat.
Men lost from the boat
7 May 1941
3 men were wounded on the U-93 in an accident with the machine-gun.
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
We have 2 emblem entry for this boat! See the emblem page for this boat or view each one below.
Devil catching Churchill inside a net
Sun above sea
There was another U-93 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 15 Dec 1916 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 10 Feb 1917. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about the U 93 during WWI.