|Ordered||25 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||12 Dec 1939||Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 270)|
|Launched||27 Jul 1940|
|Commissioned||21 Aug 1940||Oblt. Heinz-Otto Schultze (Knights Cross)|
|Successes||4 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.
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.
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
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.