|Ordered||30 May 1938|
|Laid down||9 Sep 1939||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 599)|
|Launched||12 Jun 1940|
|Commissioned||10 Aug 1940||Kptlt. Herbert Kuppisch (Knights Cross)|
|Successes||26 ships sunk, total tonnage 141,852 GRT|
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 8,022 GRT
Sunk on 28 August 1942 in the Caribbean Sea east of Jamaica, in position 17.40N, 74.30W, by depth charges from a US Catalina aircraft (VP-92 USN) and ramming by the Canadian corvette HMCS Oakville. 19 dead and 26 survivors.
U-94 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
West (8 May 1941 - 29 May 1941)
Süd (22 Jul 1941 - 5 Aug 1941)
Seewolf (5 Sep 1941 - 15 Sep 1941)
Brandenburg (15 Sep 1941 - 29 Sep 1941)
Robbe (17 Jan 1942 - 24 Jan 1942)
Hecht (8 May 1942 - 16 Jun 1942)
Attacks on this boat and other events
7 May 1941
After sinking two ships from convoy OB 318, escorts pounded the boat with depth charges for four hours, dropping 98 depth charges. The damage was repaired and U-94 continued on patrol, but was prevented from making further attacks on this convoy. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 278)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-94 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Small Animal biting tail of Lion
Aerial with Trapped Bird
There was another U-94 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 5 Jan 1917 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 3 Mar 1917. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 94 during WWI.