List of all U-boats

U-194

Type

IXC/40

 
Ordered4 Nov 1940
Laid down17 Jan 1942 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1040)
Launched22 Sep 1942
Commissioned8 Jan 1943Kptlt. Hermann Hesse
Commanders
8 Jan 1943 - 24 Jun 1943  Kptlt. Hermann Hesse
Career
1 patrol
8 Jan 1943-31 May 1943  4. Flottille (training)
1 Jun 1943-24 Jun 1943  10. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 24 June 1943 in the North Atlantic south-west of Iceland in position 59.00N, 26.18W by a homing torpedo from an American Catalina aircraft (VP-84/G). 54 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestl├ę, December 1987).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Previously recorded fate

  • Sunk 24 June 1943 south of Iceland, in position 58.15N, 25.25W, by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (Sqdn. 120/H). (Postwar assessment)
    Notes. This attack in fact resulted in the sinking of U-200.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-194 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.


Coat of Arms of Hannover

Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel