U-boat Operations

The Most Successful U-boats

This is a simple table showing the most successful U-boats of WWII. Warships are not included in those figures.

 U-boat Patrols   Successes
1.U-4813 patrols  51 ships sunk (306,874 tons)
3 ships damaged (20,480 tons)
2.U-10312 patrols  45 ships sunk (237,596 tons)
3 ships damaged (28,158 tons)
3.U-12312 patrols  42 ships sunk (219,924 tons)
6 ships damaged (53,568 tons)
4.U-12411 patrols  46 ships sunk (219,862 tons)
4 ships damaged (30,067 tons)
5.U-10713 patrols  37 ships sunk (207,375 tons)
4 ships damaged (25,638 tons)
6.U-3711 patrols  53 ships sunk (200,063 tons)
1 ship damaged (9,494 tons)
7.U-6610 patrols  33 ships sunk (200,021 tons)
4 ships damaged (22,738 tons)
8.U-998 patrols  35 ships sunk (198,218 tons)
6 ships damaged (40,101 tons)
9.U-6810 patrols  32 ships sunk (197,453 tons)
10.U-3811 patrols  35 ships sunk (188,967 tons)
1 ship damaged (3,670 tons)
11.U-9611 patrols  27 ships sunk (181,206 tons)
5 ships damaged (41,931 tons)
12.U-55215 patrols  30 ships sunk (163,756 tons)
3 ships damaged (26,910 tons)
13.U-4710 patrols  30 ships sunk (162,769 tons)
8 ships damaged (62,751 tons)
14.U-1605 patrols  26 ships sunk (156,082 tons)
5 ships damaged (34,419 tons)
15.U-1726 patrols  26 ships sunk (152,080 tons)
16.U-12911 patrols  29 ships sunk (143,748 tons)
17.U-9410 patrols  26 ships sunk (141,852 tons)
1 ship damaged (8,022 tons)
18.U-5157 patrols  22 ships sunk (140,196 tons)
4 ships damaged (13,972 tons)
19.U-1814 patrols  27 ships sunk (138,779 tons)
20.U-10610 patrols  22 ships sunk (138,581 tons)
4 ships damaged (51,980 tons)

These U-boats were of course also manned by the most successful U-boat commanders of WWII.

U-boat Operations