On 18 April U-180 sank the British 8,132 ton tanker Corbis about 500 miles east southeast of Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
His initial success came in the Moray Firth where he attacked and sank the Danish 10,517 ton tanker Danmark on 12 January 1940, using torpedoes.
Empire Amethyst was a 8,032 ton tanker which was built in 1941.
Finally, on 24 April, the submarine hit a 10,000 ton tanker with two torpedoes off Cape Shiono, and it headed for the beach.
Empire Airman was a 9,813 ton tanker which was built in 1941.
Empire Arrow was a 3,766 ton tanker which was built in 1945 for the Ministry of War Transport.
She then badly damaged the 6,840 ton tanker S.B. Hunt.
British Dragoon was a 9,909 ton tanker which was built as Empire Alliance in 1943.
The 6,508 ton tanker Tahchee caught fire and was abandoned.
The 9,975 ton tanker sank as Scamp made her escape.