|Ordered||25 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||21 Nov 1939||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 527)|
|Launched||14 Sep 1940|
|Commissioned||7 Nov 1940||Kptlt. Karl Schrott|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk 23 March 1941 in the North Atlantic south-east of Iceland, in position 62.37N, 16.47W, by depth charges from the British ASW trawler HMS Visenda. 45 dead (all hands lost).
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-551 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Castle on a Shield