|Ordered||21 Nov 1936|
|Laid down||27 Nov 1937||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 946)|
|Launched||28 Jan 1939|
|Commissioned||22 Apr 1939||Oblt. Gustav-Adolf Mugler|
|Successes||5 ships sunk, total tonnage 22,815 GRT|
2 ships captured, total tonnage 2,073 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 8,096 GRT
Sunk 5 Feb 1940 south of Ireland, in position 49.20N, 10.04W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Antelope. 49 dead (all hands lost).
Attacks on this boat and other events
16 Nov 1939
British escorts from convoy SL 7 hunted and depth charged the boat for 20 hours. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 119)
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-41 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
There was another U-41 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 10 Oct 1914 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 1 Feb 1915. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 41 during WWI.