|Ordered||24 May 1938|
|Laid down||16 Nov 1939||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 968)|
|Launched||15 Jun 1940|
|Commissioned||10 Sep 1940||Kptlt. Georg Schewe|
|Successes||22 ships sunk, total tonnage 123,924 GRT|
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,546 tons
Sunk 2 June, 1943 near Dakar, in position 14.15N, 17.35W, by depth charges from a one-of-a-kind French Potez-CAMS 141 flying boat named "Antarés" of Flotille d'exploration 4E, French Naval Air Force. 53 dead (all hands lost).
U-105 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Hammer (5 Aug 1941 - 12 Aug 1941)
Grönland (12 Aug 1941 - 27 Aug 1941)
Markgraf (27 Aug 1941 - 11 Sep 1941)
Steuben (14 Nov 1941 - 2 Dec 1941)
Attacks on this boat and other events
12 Jun 1942
While crossing the Bay of Biscay during the day on 12 June, 1942 the boat was attacked by an Australian Sunderland aircraft from RAAF Sqdn 10. The U-boat sought shelter in El Ferrol, Spain right after the attack on the 12th of June and did not leave again until the 28th when she departed for Lorient which she reached on the 30th. She was apparently seriously damaged as she did not sail again until 23 Nov, 1942.
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from the boat
5 May 1941
The 105mm gun exploded during firing wounding 6 men.
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
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There was another U-105 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 16 May 1917 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 4 Jul 1917. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about the U 105 during WWI.