|Ordered||25 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||12 Sep 1940||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 995)|
|Launched||5 Apr 1941|
|Commissioned||19 Jul 1941||Korvkpt. Wilfried Reichmann|
|Successes||3 ships sunk, total tonnage 16,186 GRT|
Sunk 6 July 1942 in the Caribbean Sea north-west of Aruba, in position 12.50N, 72.20W, by depth charges from a US A-20A Havoc aircraft (59th BS USAAF/40-106). 52 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, October 2013).
Attacks on this boat and other events
6 Jul 1942
The boat was sunk in an air attack by the US A-20A Havoc aircraft 40-106 (59th BS USAAF, pilot 1stLt M.E. Groover) in the Caribbean Sea north-west of Aruba. (Sources: Axel Niestlé)
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-153 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
There was another U-153 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 19 Jul 1917 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 17 Nov 1917. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 153 during WWI.