|Ordered||14 Oct 1941|
|Laid down||31 Dec 1942||Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 60)|
|Launched||13 Sep 1943|
|Commissioned||20 Oct 1943||Oblt. Günther Wieboldt|
|Successes||1 warship damaged, total tonnage 1,150 tons|
Surrendered at Narvik, Norway on 9 May 1945. Transferred to Loch Eriboll, Scotland, on 19 May and later to Loch Ryan for Operation Deadlight.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
The U-boats that were in the Narvik area at the end of the war were all moved to the Skjomenfjord upon Allied orders to avoid conflicts with the Norwegians on 12 May. On 15 May, a German convoy of five ships (the fleet tender Grille with the staff of FdU Norwegen aboard, the fleet oiler Kärnten, the repair ship Kamerun and the depot ships Huascaran and Stella Polaris) and 15 U-boats (U-278, U-294, U-295, U-312, U-313, U-318, U-363, U-427, U-481, U-668, U-716, U-968, U-992, U-997 and U-1165) left for transfer to Trondheim, but was intercepted after two days by the 9th Escort Group off the Norwegian coast and officially capitulated. While the ships were allowed to proceed to Trondheim, the U-boats were escorted to Loch Eriboll, Scotland, arriving on 19 May. All U-boats were later that month transferred to Lisahally or Loch Ryan for Operation Deadlight.
General notes on this boat
24 Jan 1945. On 24 January, 1945 U-295 hit a mine in the Arctic Sea and was damaged so badly that she had to return to base.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-295 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 3 emblem entry for this boat! See the emblem page for this boat or view each one below.
Horse, dog, cat, rooster
Sword and leaf
U-boat decoration and V