|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||9 ships sunk, total tonnage 16,852 GRT|
1 warship damaged, total tonnage 2,650 tons
1 ship a total loss, total tonnage 6,288 GRT
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
At 18.19 hours the boat was attacked by a flying boat in the Mediterranean. The aircraft dropped 7 depth charges on U-375 after the boat crash-dived. No damage. (Sources: Ritschel)
5 Feb 1942
The boat underwent a depth charge attack in the Mediterranean from a hunter-killer group, and sustained damage that forced her to return to base.
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 U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-375 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
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