List of all U-boats




Ordered8 Aug 1939
Laid down20 Feb 1940 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 976)
Launched15 Sep 1940
Commissioned19 Dec 1940Kptlt. Wilhelm Kleinschmidt
19 Dec 1940 - 4 Oct 1941  Kptlt. Wilhelm Kleinschmidt
2 patrols
19 Dec 1940-30 Apr 1941  2. Flottille (training)
1 May 1941-4 Oct 1941  2. Flottille (active service)
Successes4 ships sunk, total tonnage 24,176 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 13,037 GRT

Sunk on 4 October 1941 in the North Atlantic south-west of Tenerife, Canary Islands, in position 27.15N, 20.27W, by depth charges and gunfire from the British anti-submarine trawler HMS Lady Shirley. 8 dead and 44 survivors.

Loss position

See the 5 ships hit by U-111 - View the 2 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-111 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   West (13 May 1941 - 5 Jun 1941)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-111 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.

Castle on Shield

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-111 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 5 Sep 1917 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 30 Dec 1917. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 111 during WWI.

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