|Ordered||8 Aug 1939|
|Laid down||20 Feb 1940||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 976)|
|Launched||15 Sep 1940|
|Commissioned||19 Dec 1940||Kptlt. Wilhelm Kleinschmidt|
|Successes||4 ships sunk, total tonnage 24,176 GRT|
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 13,037 GRT
Sunk on 4 October 1941 in the North Atlantic south-west of Tenerife, Canary Islands, in position 27.15N, 20.27W, by depth charges and gunfire from the British anti-submarine trawler HMS Lady Shirley. 8 dead and 44 survivors.
U-111 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
West (13 May 1941 - 5 Jun 1941)
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-111 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.
Castle on Shield
There was another U-111 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 5 Sep 1917 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 30 Dec 1917. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 111 during WWI.