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German submarine U-182
Career (Germany)
Name: U-182
Ordered: 15 August 1940
Builder: AG Weser, Bremen
Yard number: 1022
Laid down: 7 April 1941
Launched: 3 March 1942
Commissioned: 30 June 1942
Fate: Sunk on 16 May 1943 by a US warship nw of Madeira
General characteristics
Type: Type IXD2 submarine
Displacement: Surfaced: 1616 tons
Submerged: 1804 tons
Length: Overall: 87.60 m (287.4 ft)
Pressure hull: 68.50 m (224.7 ft)
Beam: Overall: 7.50 m (24.6 ft)
Pressure hull: 4.40 m (14.4 ft)
Draught: 5.40 m (17.7 ft)
Propulsion: Surfaced: 5,400 hp
Submerged: 1,100 hp
Speed: Surfaced: 19.2 kn (35.6 km/h; 22.1 mph)
Submerged: 6.9 kn (12.8 km/h; 7.9 mph)
Range: Surfaced: 31,500 mi (50,700 km) at 10 kn (19 km/h; 12 mph)
Submerged: 57 mi (92 km) at 4 kn (7.4 km/h; 4.6 mph)
Test depth: Calculated crush depth: 230 m (750 ft)
Armament:
  • 6 x 53.3cm Torpedo tubes: four bow, two stern (24 torpedoes) or 72 TMA mines
  • 1 x 105/45 deck gun with 150 rounds
  • 1 x 37mm and 1 x 20mm FlaMW
Service record[1]
Part of: 4th U-boat Flotilla
(30 June–30 November 1942)
12th U-boat Flotilla
(1 December 1942–16 May 1943)
Commanders: Kptlt. Werner Musenberg
(30 June 1942–16 May 1943)
Operations: One
9 December 1942–16 May 1943
Victories: Five commercial ships sunk (30,071 GRT)

German submarine U-182 was a Type IX D 2 U-boat of the Nazi German Kriegsmarine which served in World War II. Her keel was laid down on 7 April 1941 at AG Weser, Bremen as 'werk' 1022; she was launched on 3 March 1942 and commissioned on 30 June of the same year.

She carried out a single war patrol, sinking five merchant vessels and spending 159 days at sea.

U-182 was probably sunk near Madeira on 16 May 1943 by USS MacKenzie. 61 crew members and three prisoners of war died. The boat had been unsuccessfully attacked by a USAAF B-24 Liberator the previous day.

Summary of raiding history[]

Date Ship Nationality Tonnage Fate[2]
15 January 1943 Ocean Courage  Great Britain 7,173 Sunk
17 February 1943 Llanashe  Great Britain 4,836 Sunk
10 March 1943 Richard D. Spaight  US 7,177 Sunk
5 April 1943 Aloe  Great Britain 5,047 Sunk
1 May 1943 Adelfotis  Greece 5,838 Sunk

References[]


Coordinates: 33°55′N 20°35′W / 33.917°N 20.583°W / 33.917; -20.583

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