|Ordered||25 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||30 Aug 1940||Deutsche Schiff und Maschinenbau AG, Bremen (werk 704)|
|Launched||15 Aug 1941|
|Commissioned||3 Feb 1942||Korvkpt. Eberhard Hoffmann|
|Successes||2 ships sunk, total tonnage 8,396 GRT|
1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 358 GRT
3 ships damaged, total tonnage 14,499 GRT
1 auxiliary warship damaged, total tonnage 7,252 GRT
Sunk on 27 September 1942 in the Bay of Biscay south-west of Lorient, in position 47.00N, 05.30W, by depth charges from a Czech Wellington aircraft (311 Sqn RAF/Q). 51 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé & Eric Zimmerman, February 2003).
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-165 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Shield with Building
There was another U-165 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 21 Aug 1918 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 6 Nov 1918. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 165 during WWI.