German submarine U-167 (1942)

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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[1]
Fate: Scuttled, 6 April 1943[1]
General characteristics [2]
Type: Type IXC/40 submarine
Displacement: 1,144 t (1,126 long tons) surfaced
1,257 t (1,237 long tons) submerged
Length: 76.76 m (251 ft 10 in) o/a
58.75 m (192 ft 9 in) pressure hull
Beam: 6.86 m (22 ft 6 in) o/a 4.44 m (14 ft 7 in) pressure hull
Height: 9.6 m (31 ft 6 in)
Draft: 4.67 m (15 ft 4 in)
Propulsion: 2 × MAN M 9 V 40/46 supercharged 9-cylinder diesel engines, 4,400 hp (3,281 kW)
2 × SSW GU 345/34 double-acting electric motors, 1,000 hp (746 kW)
Speed: 19 knots (35 km/h; 22 mph) surfaced
7.3 knots (13.5 km/h; 8.4 mph) submerged
Range: 138,500 nmi (256,500 km; 159,400 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h) surfaced
63 nautical miles (117 km; 72 mi) at 4 knots (7.4 km/h; 4.6 mph) submerged
Test depth: 230 m (750 ft)
Complement: 4 officers, 44 enlisted
Armament: 6 × torpedo tubes (four bow, two stern)
22 × 53.3 cm (21 in) torpedoes
1 × 10.5 cm (4.1 in) SK L/45 deck gun (110 rounds)
AA guns
Service record[3]
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.z.S. 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 Nazi Germany's 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 yard number 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[edit]

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

1st patrol[edit]

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[edit]

On her second patrol on 17 March 1943, she attacked and damaged Molly Pitcher 500 nautical miles (930 km; 580 mi) 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[edit]

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

Summary of Raiding Career[edit]

Date Ship Nationality Tonnage Fate[4]
17 March 1943 Molly Pitcher  United States 7,200 Damaged
28 March 1943 Lagosian  United Kingdom 5,449 Sunk

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c Kemp, Paul (1999). U-Boats Destroyed – German Submarine Losses in the World Wars. Arms & Armour. p. 109. ISBN 1-85409-515-3. 
  2. ^ Gröner, p. 105-7.
  3. ^ "The Type IXC/40 boat U-167 - German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net". uboat.net. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Ships hit by U-167 - U-boat Successes - German U-boats - uboat.net
Bibliography
  • Busch, Rainer; Röll, Hans-Joachim (1999). "Deutsche U-Boot-Verluste von September 1939 bis Mai 1945". Der U-Boot-Krieg (in German) IV (Hamburg, Berlin, Bonn: Mittler). ISBN 3-8132-0514-2. 
  • Gröner, Erich (1985). "U-Boote, Hilfskreuzer, Minenschiffe, Netzleger, Sperrbrecher". Die deutschen Kriegsschiffe 1815-1945 (in German) III (Koblenz: Bernard & Graefe). ISBN 3-7637-4802-4. 

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Coordinates: 6°12′S 111°17′E / 06.20°S 111.28°E / -06.20; 111.28