|Ordered||15 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||7 Apr 1941||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1022)|
|Launched||3 Mar 1942|
|Commissioned||30 Jun 1942||Kptlt. Nicolai Clausen (Knights Cross)|
|Successes||5 ships sunk, total tonnage 30,071 GRT|
Sunk 16 May, 1943 north-west of Madeira Islands, in position 33.55N, 20.35W, by depth charges from the US destroyer USS MacKenzie. 61 dead (all hands lost).
Attacks on this boat
15 May 1943
On 15 May, 1943, a B-24D Liberator (2nd Sqn/2037th ASW USAAF/O, pilot 1Lt Earle A. Powers) sighted and attacked a U-boat west of Madeira Islands. The aircraft dropped four 650lb depth charges that straddled the submerging U-boat just forward of the swirl and observed a large oil slick on the water after the attack. The U-boat must have been U-182 which was probably damaged in the air attack, but was unable to report it as she was sunk in another attack the next day. (Sources: kpp/Niestle/Schoenfeld)
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-182 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.