|Ordered||14 Oct 1941|
|Laid down||15 May 1943||F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1573)|
|Launched||9 Dec 1943|
|Commissioned||10 Feb 1944||Oblt. Erich Steinbrink|
|Successes||1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 580 GRT|
Surrendered on 9 May 1945 in the Lofjord near Trondheim, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).
Transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 29 May 1945.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in January 1945 but it was of course installed prior to that date. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.
Men lost from the boat
29 May 1944
During exercises in the Baltic the boat one man was lost during a crash dive north of Danzig. [Maschinengefreiter Johann Igel]
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Eagle and Snake