|Ordered||28 May 1940|
|Laid down||25 Nov 1940||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1017)|
|Launched||1 Oct 1941|
|Commissioned||14 Mar 1942||Kptlt. Wilhelm Schulze|
|Successes||14 ships sunk, total tonnage 87,388 GRT|
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 2,588 GRT
Sunk 6 Feb, 1944 in the South Atlantic west of Ascension Island, in position 10.35S, 23.15W, by depth charges from a US Liberator aircraft (VB-107/B-3). 50 dead and 15 survivors.
Attacks on this boat
23 Sep 1942
13.30 hrs, SE of Iceland: the boat was bombed by a twin-engined aircraft as it was diving. The bomb caused no damage.
6 Jun 1943
While tailing a convoy off the SW coast of Africa in heavy fog, the boat suddenly found itself revealed amidst the convoy and rapidly came under fire from the convoy ships. A Canadian Catalina aircraft (RCAF Sqdn 413) also dropped 3 bombs on the boat, which narrowly escaped. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 301)
2 recorded attacks on this boat.
Men lost from the boat
23 Sep 1942
On 23 Sept at 0605hrs a man was lost overboard from U-177. [Bootsmannmaat Erwin Henning]
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -