List of all U-boats

U-554

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered25 Sep 1939
Laid down1 Dec 1939 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 530)
Launched7 Nov 1940
Commissioned15 Jan 1941Kptlt. Dietrich Lohmann
Commanders
15 Jan 1941 - 25 Jun 1941  Kptlt. Dietrich Lohmann
26 Jun 1941 - Mar, 1942   Heinz Stein
Mar, 1942 - Sep, 1942  Oblt. Claus von Trotha
14 Nov 1942 - 2 Jul 1944  Kptlt. Karl-Hartwig Sieboid
Jul, 1944 - 18 Nov 1944  Oblt. Gottfried Stolzenburg
19 Nov 1944 - 22 Mar 1945  Kptlt. Ernst-Wolfgang Rave
Mar, 1945 - 2 May 1945  Oblt. Werner Remus
Career
No patrols
15 Jan 1941-30 Jun 1944  24. Flottille (training)
1 Jul 1944-1 Feb 1945  22. Flottille (school boat)
1 Feb 1945-2 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Scuttled on 2 May 1945 near Wilhelmshaven, in position 53.51N, 08.10E.

Final location

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-554 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 3 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


V

Eagle on Shield

Black star with a Bird

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel