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German submarine U-167 (1942)
Career (Nazi Germany)
Name: U-167
Ordered: 15 August 1940
Builder: Deutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau AG, Bremen
Yard number: 706
Laid down: 12 March 1940
Launched: 6 March 1941[1]
Commissioned: 4 July 1942[2]
Fate: Scuttled, 6 April 1943[3]
General characteristics
Type: Type IXC/40 submarine
Displacement: 1,120 t (1,100 long tons) surfaced
1,232 t (1,213 long tons) submerged
Length: 76.8 m (252 ft 0 in) o/a
58.7 m (192 ft 7 in) pressure hull
Beam: 6.9 m (22 ft 8 in) o/a
4.4 m (14 ft 5 in) pressure hull
Height: 9.6 m (31 ft 6 in)
Draft: 4.7 m (15 ft 5 in)
Propulsion: 2 × MAN M9V40/46 supercharged 9-cylinder diesel engines, 4,400 hp (3,281 kW)
2 × SSW GU345/34 double-acting electric motors, 1,000 hp (746 kW)
Speed: 19 knots (35 km/h) surfaced
7.3 knots (13.5 km/h) submerged
Range: 25,620 nmi (47,450 km) at 10 knots (19 km/h) surfaced
117 nmi (217 km) at 4 kn (7.4 km/h) submerged
Test depth: 230 m (750 ft)
Complement: 48 to 56
Armament: • 6 × torpedo tubes (four bow, two stern)
• 22 × 533 mm (21 in) torpedoes
• 1 × Utof 105 mm/45 deck gun (110 rounds)
• AA guns
Service record[4]
Part of: Kriegsmarine
4th U-boat Flotilla (training boat)
4 July–30 November 1942
10th U-boat Flotilla
1 December 1942–6 April 1943
Commanders: Kptlt. Kurt Neubert (4 July 1942–8 February 1943)
Ltn. Günter Zahnow (8 January–16 January 1943)
Kurt Sturm (5 February–6 April 1943)
Operations: Two patrols
Victories: One ship sunk for 5,449 gross register tons (GRT)
one ship damaged for 7,200 tons

German submarine U-167 was a Type IXC/40 U-boat of the Nazi German Kriegsmarine built for service during World War II. Her keel was laid down on 12 March 1941 by the Deutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau AG in Bremen as 'werk' 706. She was launched on 5 March 1942 and commissioned on 4 July with Kapitänleutnant Kurt Neubert in command.

The U-boat's service began with training as part of the 4th U-boat Flotilla. She then moved to the 10th flotilla on 5 February 1943 for operations. She was a member of three wolf packs. She sank one ship of 5,449 tons and damaged another of 7,200 tons. She was scuttled in April 1943.

Operational career[]

The boat moved from Kiel in Germany to Bergen in Norway in December 1942.

1st patrol[]

The submarine's first patrol took her from Bergen on 21 December 1941, across the North Sea and into the Atlantic Ocean through the 'gap' between Iceland and the Faroe Islands. U-167 lost a man overboard in mid-Atlantic on 8 January 1943. She arrived in Lorient in occupied France, on the 16th.

2nd patrol and loss[]

On her second patrol on 17 March 1943, she attacked and damaged the Molly Pitcher 500 mi (800 km) west of Lisbon. She then sailed round the Azores before approaching the northwest African coast. She sank the Lagosian southeast of the Canary Islands on the 28th.

U-167 was scuttled near the Canary Islands following an attack by a Lockheed Hudson of No. 233 Squadron RAF on 6 April 1943.

Post-war[]

The boat was raised in 1951 and transferred to Spain. Before being broken up, she was used for filming.

Summary of raiding history[]

Date Ship Nationality Tonnage Fate[5]
17 March 1943 Molly Pitcher  USA 7,200 Damaged
28 March 1943 Lagosian  Great Britain 5,449 Sunk

See also[]

References[]

Notes
  1. Kemp, Paul: U-Boats Destroyed - German Submarine Losses in the World Wars, 1999, Arms & Armour, ISBN 1-85409-515-3, p. 109
  2. Kemp, p. 109
  3. Kemp, p. 109
  4. "The Type IXC/40 boat U-167 - German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net". uboat.net. http://www.uboat.net/boats/u167.htm. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  5. http://uboat.net/boats/successes/u167.html
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Coordinates: 6°12′00″S 111°16′48″E / 06.20°S 111.28°E / -06.20; 111.28

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