|Ordered||30 May 1938|
|Laid down||9 Sep 1939||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 599)|
|Launched||12 Jun 1940|
|Commissioned||10 Aug 1940||Kptlt. Herbert Kuppisch (Knights Cross)|
|Successes||26 ships sunk, total tonnage 141,852 GRT|
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 8,022 GRT
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.
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.
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
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.