List of all U-boats

U-94

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered30 May 1938
Laid down9 Sep 1939 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 599)
Launched12 Jun 1940
Commissioned10 Aug 1940Kptlt. Herbert Kuppisch (Knights Cross)
Commanders
10 Aug 1940 - 29 Aug 1941  Kptlt. Herbert Kuppisch (Knights Cross)
29 Aug 1941 - 28 Aug 1942  Oblt. Otto Ites (Knights Cross)
Career
10 patrols
10 Aug 1940-31 Oct 1940  7. Flottille (training)
1 Nov 1940-28 Aug 1942  7. Flottille (active service)
Successes26 ships sunk, total tonnage 141,852 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 8,022 GRT
Fate

Sunk on 28 Aug 1942 in the Caribbean Sea, in position 17.40N, 74.30W by depth charges from an American Catalina aircraft (VP-92) and ramming by the Canadian corvette HMCS Oakville. 19 dead and 26 survivors.

Loss position

See the 27 ships hit by U-94 - View the 10 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-94 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   West (8 May 1941 - 29 May 1941)
   Süd (22 Jul 1941 - 5 Aug 1941)
   Seewolf (5 Sep 1941 - 15 Sep 1941)
   Brandenburg (15 Sep 1941 - 29 Sep 1941)
   Robbe (17 Jan 1942 - 24 Jan 1942)
   Hecht (8 May 1942 - 16 Jun 1942)

Attacks on this boat and other events

7 May 1941
After sinking 2 ships from convoy OB-318 its escorts pounded on the boat with depth charges for 4 hours dropping 98 depth charges. The boat was damaged but was repaired at sea and continued its patrol but this attack prevented another attack on this convoy. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 278)

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-94 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

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


Small Animal biting tail of Lion

Aerial with Trapped Bird

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

Blair, Clay

There was another U-94 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 5 Jan 1917 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 3 Mar 1917. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 94 during WWI.