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Ordered25 Sep 1939
Laid down19 Apr 1940 Deutsche Schiff und Maschinenbau AG, Bremen (werk 701)
Launched1 Mar 1941
Commissioned9 Sep 1941Fregkpt. Jürgen Wattenberg
9 Sep 1941 - 3 Sep 1942  FrgKpt. Jürgen Wattenberg
3 patrols
9 Sep 1941-31 Jan 1942  4. Flottille (training)
1 Feb 1942-3 Sep 1942  2. Flottille (active service)
Successes14 ships sunk, total tonnage 82,027 GRT

Sunk on 3 September 1942 in the Atlantic north-east of Trinidad, in position 12.21N, 59.29W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Vimy, HMS Pathfinder and HMS Quentin. 2 dead and 49 survivors.

Loss position

See the 14 ships hit by U-162 - View the 3 war patrols

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-162 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.

White Sword

Media links

U-Boat Adventures

Wiggins, Melanie

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-162 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 20 Apr 1918 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 31 Jul 1918. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 162 during WWI.

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