List of all U-boats




Ordered30 May 1938
Laid down9 Sep 1939 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 598)
Launched8 Jun 1940
Commissioned30 Jul 1940Kptlt. Claus Korth (Knights Cross)
30 Jul 1940 - 30 Sep 1941  Kptlt. Claus Korth (Knights Cross)
6 Oct 1941 - 15 Jan 1942  Oblt. Horst Elfe
7 patrols
30 Jul 1940-1 Oct 1940  7. Flottille (training)
1 Oct 1940-15 Jan 1942  7. Flottille (active service)
Successes8 ships sunk, total tonnage 43,392 GRT

Sunk on 15 January 1942 in the North Atlantic north-east of Madeira, in position 36.40N, 15.52W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Hesperus. 6 dead and 40 survivors.

Loss position

See the 8 ships hit by U-93 - View the 7 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-93 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   West (8 May 1941 - 26 May 1941)
   Süd (22 Jul 1941 - 5 Aug 1941)
   Schlagetot (23 Oct 1941 - 1 Nov 1941)
   Raubritter (1 Nov 1941 - 8 Nov 1941)
   Seydlitz (27 Dec 1941 - 15 Jan 1942)

Attacks on this boat and other events

17 Oct 1940
During an action against convoy OB 228 U-93 was attacked three times: in the early morning three escorts dropped 19 depth charges, at 1015 hrs another escort dropped seven depth charges, and in the evening a Sunderland flying boat dropped one bomb. U-93 survived completely unscathed.

10 Feb 1941
Damage caused by a British Whitley bomber (RAF Sqdn 502, pilot J. A. Walker) bombing and strafing the boat accelerated her return to base at Lorient for three months of repairs. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 234)

11 Aug 1941
While shadowing an Allied convoy off Portugal heavy bombing by aircraft forced the boat to return to France. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 336)

3 recorded attacks on this boat.

Men lost from the boat

7 May 1941
Three men were wounded in an accident with the machinegun.

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -

U-boat Emblems

We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

Devil catching Churchill in a Net

Sun above Sea

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

Blair, Clay

There was another U-93 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 15 Dec 1916 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 10 Feb 1917. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 93 during WWI.

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