List of all U-boats

U-201

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered23 Sep 1939
Laid down20 Jan 1940 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 630)
Launched7 Dec 1940
Commissioned25 Jan 1941Oblt. Adalbert Schnee (Oak Leaves)
Commanders
25 Jan 1941 - 24 Aug 1942  Kptlt. Adalbert Schnee (Knights Cross)
25 Aug 1942 - 17 Feb 1943  Kptlt. Günther Rosenberg
Career
9 patrols
25 Jan 1941-1 Apr 1941  1. Flottille (training)
1 Apr 1941-17 Feb 1943  1. Flottille (active service)
Successes22 ships sunk, total tonnage 102,697 GRT
2 auxiliary warships sunk, total tonnage 5,700 GRT
2 ships damaged, total tonnage 13,386 GRT
Fate

Sunk 17 Feb, 1943 in North Atlantic, in position 50.50N, 40.50W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Viscount. 49 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB, April 1997).

Loss position

See the 26 ships hit by U-201 - View the 9 war patrols

Previously recorded fate

  • Sunk 17 Feb, 1943 east of Newfoundland, in position 50.36N, 41.07W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Fame. (Postwar assessment)
    Notes. This attack was responsible for the sinking of U-69.

Wolfpack operations

U-201 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   West (8 May 1941 - 13 May 1941)
   Kurfürst (16 Jun 1941 - 20 Jun 1941)
   Störtebecker (5 Nov 1941 - 19 Nov 1941)
   Gödecke (19 Nov 1941 - 25 Nov 1941)
   Letzte Ritter (25 Nov 1941 - 4 Dec 1941)
   Hai (3 Jul 1942 - 20 Jul 1942)
   Falke (8 Jan 1943 - 19 Jan 1943)
   Haudegen (19 Jan 1943 - 15 Feb 1943)

Attacks on this boat and other events

9 May 1941
After a successful attack on convoy OB-318 the boat was attacked for almost 5 hours by escorts HMS Amazon, HMS Nigella and HMS St. Apollo, dropping 99 depth charges which caused severe damage. The boat managed to escape on the surface during the night and was initally able to continue her patrol after repairs, but a damaged fuel tank forced her to return to base on 13 May.

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Men lost from the boat

13 Dec 1941
An explosion in Brest (France) harbor killed 1 man, Maschinenobergefreiter Josef Zander.

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -

U-boat Emblems

We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


The Snowman - U-201

Coat of Arms of Remscheid

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, Vol II

Blair, Clay


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay