List of all U-boats

U-146

Type

IID

 
Ordered25 Sep 1939
Laid down30 Mar 1940 Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 275)
Launched21 Sep 1940
Commissioned30 Oct 1940Kptlt. Eberhard Hoffmann
Commanders
30 Oct 1940 - 6 Apr 1941   Eberhard Hoffmann
7 Apr 1941 - 26 Aug 1941  Oblt. Otto Ites (Knights Cross)
27 Aug 1941 - Oct, 1941  Ltn. Ewald Hülsenbeck
Oct, 1941 - Jun, 1942  Oblt. Wilhelm Grimme
Jun, 1942 - Aug, 1942  Oblt. Gerth Gemeiner
8 Sep 1942 - Oct, 1942  Oblt. Jürgen Nissen
2 Nov 1942 - 11 Jul 1943  Oblt. Erich Hilsenitz
31 May 1943 - 30 Dec 1944  Oblt. Herbert Waldschmidt
22 Dec 1944 - 9 Mar 1945  Oblt. Helmuth Wüst
10 Mar 1945 - 2 May 1945  Oblt. Carl Schauroth
Career
2 patrols
30 Oct 1940-31 Dec 1940  1. Flottille (training)
1 Jan 1941-21 Jun 1941  22. Flottille (school boat)
22 Jun 1941-31 Aug 1941  3. Flottille (active service)
1 Sep 1941-2 May 1945  22. Flottille (school boat)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 3,496 GRT
Fate

Scuttled on 2 May 1945 in the Raederschleuse at Wilhelmshaven. Wreck broken up, date unknown.

Final location

See the 1 ships hit by U-146 - View the 2 war patrols

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-146 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.


Leopard inside large U

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

Blair, Clay