|Ordered||16 Oct 1939|
|Laid down||14 Mar 1940||Howaldtswerke AG, Kiel (werk 6)|
|Launched||7 Jun 1941|
|Commissioned||19 Jul 1941||Kptlt. Jürgen Könenkamp|
|Successes||8 ships sunk, total tonnage 8,090 GRT|
1 warship damaged, total tonnage 2,650 tons
1 ship a total loss, total tonnage 6,288 GRT
U-375 reported the last time on 25 July 1943 from approx. position 36.39N, 14.18E while operating against the ships of the Allied landings on Sicily.
Attacks on this boat and other events
6 Dec 1941
The boat was trapped by British ASW forces while trying to pass the Straits of Gibraltar and was forced to retreat to the Atlantic and try again. U-375 was successful in reaching the Mediterranean on 9 December.
16 Dec 1941
18.19 hrs, Mediterranean: An unidentified flying boat dropped seven depth charges on U-375 after the boat crash-dived. No damage. (Sources: Ritschel)
5 Feb 1942
U-375 was forced to return to base by damage from a depth charge attack by a hunter-killer group in the Mediterranean.
2 May 1942
At 14.12 hrs, the boat was attacked by Catalina AJ162 (202 Sqn RAF/C, pilot Flt Lt R.Y. Powell) from Gibraltar about 55 miles east of Cartagena, Spain. A salvo of seven 250lb depth charges was dropped close to the swirl about 10 seconds after the U-boat dived. The flying boat reported the sighting and remained in the vicinity until HMS Wishart and HMS Wrestler arrived at the scene. U-375 was not damaged by the air attack, but the destroyers soon located and sank the nearby U-74. Both U-boats were in the area after an attempt to assist U-573, which had been crippled by an air attack the day before. At 22.30 hrs, HMS Wishart then located the submerged U-375 and dropped 13 depth charges in two attacks, but the U-boat managed to escape undamaged during the night.(Sources: ADM 199/1782, ADM 199/1783)
4 recorded attacks on this boat.
Men lost from the boat
16 Dec 1941
18.19 hrs, Mediterranean: An unidentified flying boat dropped seven depth charges on U-375 after the boat crash-dived. No damage.
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
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Coat of Arms of Aussig
U-boats Missing in Action.