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Ordered25 Sep 1939
Laid down12 Dec 1939 Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 270)
Launched27 Jul 1940
Commissioned21 Aug 1940Oblt. Heinz-Otto Schultze (Knights Cross)
21 Aug 1940 - 30 Mar 1941  Oblt. Heinz-Otto Schultze (Knights Cross)
31 Mar 1941 - 29 Nov 1941  Oblt. Philipp Schüler
30 Nov 1941 - 15 Jun 1942  Oblt. Jürgen Krueger
16 Jun 1942 - 15 Feb 1943  Oblt. Günther Möller
16 Feb 1943 - 28 Jul 1943  Oblt. Dietrich Rauch
29 Jul 1943 - 6 Nov 1944  Oblt. Bernhard Luttmann
7 Nov 1944 - 5 May 1945  Oblt. Heinrich-Dietrich Hoffmann
4 patrols
21 Aug 1940-23 Oct 1940  1. Flottille (training)
1 May 1941-30 Sep 1941  3. Flottille (active service)
1 Oct 1941-1 Mar 1945  21. Flottille (school boat)
1 Mar 1945-5 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
Successes4 ships sunk, total tonnage 6,801 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 5,133 GRT

Scuttled on 5 May 1945 at Wilhelmshaven in the U-boat base. Wreck broken up.

Final location

See the 5 ships hit by U-141 - View the 4 war patrols

Attacks on this boat and other events

5 May 1941
The U-boat was attacked by a Hudson aircraft (RAF Sqdn 269, Sgt C.H. Eatley) about 50 miles (80 km) astern of convoy OB 318. Damage from three depth charges forced the U-boat to break off the patrol. A Whitley aircraft, HMS Electra (H 27) and HMS Escapade (H 17) were directed to the scene, but did not locate the U-boat. (Sources: Kenneth Wynn)

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-141 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

U-boat sailing through U

Devil riding Torpedo

Media links

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay

There was another U-141 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 9 Jan 1918 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 24 Jun 1918. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 141 during WWI.

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