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Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down6 Aug 1941 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1027)
Launched16 Mar 1942
Commissioned23 Jul 1942Oblt. Ralph Münnich
23 Jul 1942 - 4 Feb 1943  Kptlt. Ralph Münnich
1 patrol
23 Jul 1942-31 Dec 1942  4. Flottille (training)
1 Jan 1943-4 Feb 1943  10. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 4 February 1943 in the North Atlantic east of Newfoundland, in position 50.12N, 36.35W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Vimy and HMS Beverley. 9 dead and 45 survivors.

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Wolfpack operations

U-187 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Landsknecht (19 Jan 1943 - 28 Jan 1943)
   Pfeil (1 Feb 1943 - 4 Feb 1943)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-187 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 Horse with Leaves

Media links

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

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