|Ordered||28 May 1940|
|Laid down||15 Jan 1941||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1019)|
|Launched||18 Nov 1941|
|Commissioned||7 Mar 1942||Korvkpt. Ernst Sobe|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 6,558 GRT|
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-179 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.