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Ordered31 Jan 1939
Laid down1 Mar 1940 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 617)
Launched23 Sep 1941
Commissioned6 Dec 1941Korvkpt. Werner Czygan
6 Dec 1941 - 12 Jun 1943  KrvKpt. Werner Czygan
4 patrols
6 Dec 1941-30 Sep 1942  4. Flottille (training)
1 Oct 1942-31 Oct 1942  10. Flottille (active service)
1 Nov 1942-12 Jun 1943  12. Flottille (active service)
Successes3 ships sunk, total tonnage 14,064 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 925 tons
2 ships damaged, total tonnage 11,945 GRT

Sunk 12 June 1943 in the mid-Atlantic west of the Canary Islands, in position 30.49N, 33.49W by depth charges from eight Avenger aircraft of the US escort carrier USS Bogue. 43 dead and 16 survivors.

Loss position

See the 6 ships hit by U-118 - View the 4 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-118 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Wotan (5 Oct 1942 - 7 Oct 1942)
   Westwall (28 Nov 1942 - 30 Nov 1942)
   Rochen (13 Feb 1943 - 14 Feb 1943)

Attacks on this boat and other events

29 Sep 1942
Aircraft attack at 0925, in the North Atlantic. Minor damage.

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-118 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.

White Vase on Blue Shield

White Vase inside Casing

Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

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-118 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 23 Feb 1918 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 8 May 1918. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 118 during WWI.

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