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Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down7 Apr 1941 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1022)
Launched3 Mar 1942
Commissioned30 Jun 1942Kptlt. Nicolai Clausen (Knights Cross)
30 Jun 1942 - 16 May 1943  Kptlt. Asmus Nicolai Clausen (Knights Cross)
1 patrol
30 Jun 1942-30 Nov 1942  4. Flottille (training)
1 Dec 1942-16 May 1943  12. Flottille (active service)
Successes5 ships sunk, total tonnage 30,071 GRT

Sunk 16 May 1943 north-west of Madeira Islands, in position 33.55N, 20.35W, by depth charges from the US destroyer USS MacKenzie. 61 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

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See the 5 ships hit by U-182 - View the 1 war patrol

Attacks on this boat and other events

15 May 1943
On 15 May 1943 a B-24 Liberator (2nd Sqn/2037th ASW USAAF/O, pilot 1Lt Earle A. Powers) sighted and attacked a U-boat west of the Madeira Islands. The aircraft dropped four 650lb depth charges that straddled the submerging U-boat just forward of the swirl and observed a large oil slick on the water after the attack. The U-boat must have been U-182, which was probably damaged in the air attack but was unable to report it as she was sunk in another attack the next day. (Sources: kpp/Niestle/Schoenfeld)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

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Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-182 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Media links

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

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay