WWII U-boat Successes

Ships hit by U-181

See the profile page for U-181

Please note that in the table below you can find a 'Map' column. This helps to find that particular attack on the map below.

Date Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
3 Nov 1942Wolfgang Lüth East Indian8,159amA
8 Nov 1942Wolfgang Lüth Plaudit5,060paB
10 Nov 1942Wolfgang Lüth K.G. Meldahl3,799nwC
13 Nov 1942Wolfgang Lüth Excello4,969amD
19 Nov 1942Wolfgang Lüth Gunda2,241nwE
20 Nov 1942Wolfgang Lüth Corinthiakos3,562grF
22 Nov 1942Wolfgang Lüth Alcoa Pathfinder6,797amG
24 Nov 1942Wolfgang Lüth Mount Helmos6,481grH
24 Nov 1942Wolfgang Lüth Dorington Court5,281brI
28 Nov 1942Wolfgang Lüth Evanthia3,551grJ
30 Nov 1942Wolfgang Lüth Cleanthis4,153grK
2 Dec 1942Wolfgang Lüth Amarylis4,328paL
11 Apr 1943Wolfgang Lüth Empire Whimbrel5,983brM
11 May 1943Wolfgang Lüth Tinhow5,232brDN-37N
27 May 1943Wolfgang Lüth Sicilia1,633swO
7 Jun 1943Wolfgang Lüth Harrier193saP
2 Jul 1943Wolfgang Lüth Hoihow2,798brQ
15 Jul 1943Wolfgang Lüth Empire Lake2,852brR
16 Jul 1943Wolfgang Lüth Fort Franklin7,135brS
4 Aug 1943Wolfgang Lüth Dalfram4,558brT
7 Aug 1943Wolfgang Lüth Umvuma4,419brDN-54U
12 Aug 1943Wolfgang Lüth Clan Macarthur10,528brDN-55V
1 May 1944Kurt Freiwald Janeta5,312brW
19 Jun 1944Kurt Freiwald Garoet7,118nlX
15 Jul 1944Kurt Freiwald Tanda7,174brY
19 Jul 1944Kurt Freiwald King Frederick5,265brZ
2 Nov 1944Kurt Freiwald Fort Lee10,198am

27 ships sunk (138,779 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

Note on map. U-181 sank or damaged 27 Allied ships. Our map markers only have 26 labels (A-Z) at this time. This is why some of the markers have no label but otherwise work just fine. The markers are sorted by date, the first 26 successes have labels. This only affects about 20 of the most successful U-boats.

In some cases the exact positions of losses are not known, those are not shown.
In other cases the posititions are too close and the markers overlap, not much we can do about that.

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