I-501exU-181

Type Builder Name Laid Down Launched Completed Notes
IX D2
Deschimag Bremen
15/03/1941 30/12/1941 09/05/1942

Ex German U-181;
10/05/1945 Taken over by Japan;
Home Base:Kawasaki;
/0 /1945-30/11/1945=1st Southern Expeditionary Fleet;

CEO:
CO:Lt.Cdr.Sato Kiyoteru [66]=15/07/1945-30/11/1945;

15/07/1945 Renumbered I-501;
16/08/1945 Surrendered=Singapore;
12/02/1946 Scuttled;Malacca Strait off Singapore;
No Casualties;
30/11/1945 Removed from Navy List;

KM=
09/05/1942-30/09/1942=4th U-Ron;
01/10/1942-31/10/1942=10th U-Ron;
01/11/1942-30/09/1944=12th U-Ron;
01/10/1944-06/05/1945=33rd. U-Ron;

CO:Lt.Cdr.Wolfgang Lueth=09/05/1942-31/10/1943;
CO:Cdr.Kurt Freiwald=01/11/1943-e./09/1944;
(A)CO:Cdr.Oskar Herwartz=e./09/1944-l./09/1944;
CO:Cdr./Cpt.Kurt Freiwald=l./09/1944-06/05/1944;

18/09/1942 Damaged=A/C;Bomb;


SortiesbySub Ships Attacked

IJN Sorties=0

[Lt.Cdr.Wolfgang Lueth]
12/09/1942Kiel-18/01/1943Bordeaux=s.Atlantic-Indian Ocean;
23/03/1943Bordeaux-14/10/1943Bordeaux=s.Atlantic-Indian Ocean;
[Cdr.Kurt Freiwald]
16/03/1944Bordeaux-08/08/1944Penang=s.Atlantic-Indian Ocean;
30/08/1944Penang-31/08/1944Singapore=Transit;(Repairs);
23/09/1944Singapore-25/09/1944Batavia=Transit;
19/10/1944Batavia-05/01/1945Batavia=Indian Ocean;
14/01/1945Batavia-16/01/1945Singapore=Transit;(Repairs);

KM Sorties=4

IJN=0

KM=
[Lt.Cdr.Wolfgang Lueth]
03/11/1942Sunk US.MS.East Indian;8159t;s.Atlantic; 37*23'S;13*34'E;
08/11/1942Sunk Pa.MS.Plaudit;5060t;Indian Ocean;36*00'S;26*32'E;
10/11/1942Sunk No.MS.K.G.Meldahl;3799t;Indian Ocean;34*59'S;29*45'E;
13/11/1942Sunk US.MS.Excello;4969t;Indian Ocean;32*23'S;30*07'E;
19/11/1942Sunk No.MS.Gunda;2241t;Indian Ocean;25*40'S;33*53'E;
20/11/1942Sunk Gr.MS.Corinthiakos;3562t;Indian Ocean;25*42'S;33*27'E;
22/11/1942Sunk US.MS.Alcoa Pathfinder;6797t;Indian Ocean;26*45'S;33*10'E;
24/11/1942Sunk Gr.MS.Mount Helmos;6481t;Indian Ocean;26*38'S;34*59'E;
24/11/1942Sunk Br.MS.Dorington Court;5281t;Indian Ocean;27*00'S;34*45'E;
28/11/1942Sunk Gr.MS.Evanthia;3551t;Indian Ocean;25*13'S;34*00'E;
30/11/1942Sunk Gr.MS.Cleanthis;4153t;Indian Ocean;24*29'S;35*44'E;
02/12/1942Sunk Pa.MS.Amarylis;4328t;Indian Ocean;28*14'S;33*24'E;
11/04/1943Sunk Br.MS.Empire Whimbrel;5983t;m.Atlantic;02*31'N;15*55'W;
11/05/1943Sunk Br.MS.Tinhow;5232t;Indian Ocean;25*15'S;33*30'E;
20/05/1943Sunk Sw.MS.Sicilia;1633t;Indian Ocean;24*31'S;35*12'E;
07/06/1943Sunk SA.MS.Harrier;193tIndian Ocean;29* 'S;34* 'E;
02/07/1943Sunk Br.MS.Hoihow;2798t;Indian Ocean;19*30'S;55*30'E;
15/07/1943Sunk Br.MS.Empire Lake;2852t;Indian Ocean;21*27'S;51*47'E;
16/07/1943Sunk Br.MS.Fort Franklin;7135t;Indian Ocean;22*36'S;51*22'E;
04/08/1943Sunk Br.MS.Dalfram;4558t;Indian Ocean;20*53'S;56*43'E;
07/08/1943Sunk Br.MS.Umvuma;4419t;Indian Ocean;20*18'S;57*14'E;
11/08/1943Sunk Br.MS.Clan Macarthur;10528t;Indian Ocean;23* 'S;53*11'E;
[Cdr.Kurt Freiwald]
01/05/1944Sunk Br.MS.Janeta;5312t;s.Atlantic;18*14'S;20*00'W;
19/06/1944Sunk Ne.MS;Garoet;7118t;Indian Ocean;12*30'S;64* 'E;
15/07/1944Sunk Br.MS.Tanda;7174t;Indian Ocean;13*22'N;74*09'E;
19/07/1944Sunk Br.MS.King Frederick;5265t;Indian Ocean;09*29'N;71*45'E;
02/11/1944Sunk US.MS.Fort Lee;10198t;Indian Ocean;27*35'S;83*11'E;

KM=
M/S Sunk= =27@138779t
M/S Damaged =0
W/S Sunk =0
W/S Damaged =0
Total Sunk =27@138779t
Total Damaged =0
Total =27@138779t

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