Page Info | The Submarine Pen: Your Home for Submarine and U-boat History

The Best Submarines of WW2

Top 10 U.S. Submarines

Ranked by the Total Number of Ships Sunk, both merchant and war vessels.

(In World War 2)

RankSubmarineCaptainShips Sunk*
Click Here to see the rest of the list.
1USS TautogWilligham, Sieglaff, Baskett26
2USS TangO'Kane24
3USS SilversidesBurlingame, Coye, J.C. Nichols24
4USS FlasherWhitaker, Girder23
5USS SpadefishUnderwood, Germerhausen21
6USS SeahorseCutter, Wilkins20
7USS WahooKennedy, Morton20
8USS GuardfishKlakring, N.G. Ward19
9USS RasherHutchinson, Laughon, Munson18
10USS SeawolfWarder, Gross18

Top 10 German Submarines

Ranked by the total tonnage of Ships Sunk, both merchant and military vessels.

(In World War 2)

RankSubmarineCaptainShips SunkTonnage
Click Here to see additional information.
1Type VIIB U-48Schultze,Rösing,Bleichrodt52307,935
2Type VIIB U-99Kretschmer38244,658
3Type IXB U-103Schutze, Winter45237,596
4Type IXB U-124Schulz, Mohr48224,953
5Type IXB U-123Moehle, Hardegen, Schroeter44223,816
6Type IXB U-107Hessler, Gelhaus, Simmermacher, Fritz39217,786
7Type IX U-37Schuch,Hartmann, Oehrn, Clausen, Folkers55202,528
8Type IXC U-66Zapp, Markworth, Frerks, Seehausen33200,021
9Type IXC U-68Merten, Lauzemis, Scherraus, Seehausen, Lauzemis33197,998
10Type VIIB U-47Prien31191,919

This page was validated by the W3C Markup Validation Service on 12/6/2010.