List of all U-boats

U-151

Type

IID

 
Ordered25 Sep 1939
Laid down6 Jul 1940 Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 280)
Launched14 Dec 1940
Commissioned15 Jan 1941Kptlt. Hans Oestermann
Commanders
15 Jan 1941 - 21 Jul 1941  Kptlt. Hans Oestermann
22 Jul 1941 - 15 Nov 1941  Oblt. Gustav-Adolf Janssen
16 Nov 1941 - Sep, 1942  Oblt. Kurt Eichmann
Sep, 1942 - May, 1943  Oblt. Paul Just
May, 1943 - 31 Aug 1944  Oblt. Karl-Erich Utischill
1 Sep 1944 - 2 May 1945  Oblt. Ferdinand Graf von Arco
Career
No patrols
15 Jan 1941-21 Jul 1941  24. Flottille (training)
22 Jul 1941-1 Mar 1945  21. Flottille (school boat)
1 Mar 1945-2 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

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

Final location

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-151 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.


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Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

There was another U-151 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 4 Apr 1917 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 21 Jul 1917. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about the U 151 during WWI.