List of all U-boats




Ordered25 Sep 1939
Laid down6 Jul 1940 Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 280)
Launched14 Dec 1940
Commissioned15 Jan 1941Kptlt. Hans Oestermann
15 Jan 1941 - 21 Jul 1941  Kptlt. Hans Oestermann
22 Jul 1941 - 15 Nov 1941  Oblt. Gustav-Adolf Janssen (German Cross in Gold)
16 Nov 1941 - Sep, 1942  Oblt. Kurt Eichmann
Sep, 1942 - May, 1943  Oblt. Paul Just (German Cross in Gold)
May, 1943 - 31 Aug 1944  Oblt. Karl-Erich Utischill
1 Sep 1944 - 5 May 1945  Oblt. Ferdinand Graf von Arco
No patrols
15 Jan 1941-21 Jul 1941  24. Flottille (training)
22 Jul 1941-1 Mar 1945  21. Flottille (school boat)
1 Mar 1945-5 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Scuttled on 5 May 1945 at Wilhelmshaven, western entrance to Raederschleuse. Wreck broken up.

Final location

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-151 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.


Media links

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth

There was another U-151 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 4 Apr 1917 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 21 Jul 1917. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 151 during WWI.

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