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Ordered16 Jan 1940
Laid down4 Jan 1941 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 571)
Launched17 Sep 1941
Commissioned6 Nov 1941Oblt. Jürgen Quaet-Faslem
6 Nov 1941 - 14 Nov 1942  Kptlt. Jürgen Quaet-Faslem
3 patrols
6 Nov 1941-31 Jul 1942  8. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1942-14 Nov 1942  9. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Badly damaged on 14 November 1942 in the Mediterranean Sea north-east of Oran, in position 36.38N, 00.30E, by depth charges from two British Hudson aircraft (608 Sqn RAF/C & D).

Beached and blown up by its crew later that day off Cape Khamis, in position 36.16N, 00.30E, after further air attacks by five British Hudson aircraft (500 Sqn RAF/F, L, K, W & X). 45 survivors (no casualties).

Loss position

View the 3 war patrols

More details about the loss of U-595, photos of the crew as prisoners of war and the interrogation report of survivors can be found on our partner website U 595 beached after attacks by Hudson aircraft of 608 and 500 Squadron RAF on 14 November 1942

Wolfpack operations

U-595 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Steinbrinck (6 Aug 1942 - 9 Aug 1942)
   Pfeil (12 Sep 1942 - 22 Sep 1942)
   Blitz (22 Sep 1942 - 26 Sep 1942)
   Tiger (26 Sep 1942 - 30 Sep 1942)
   Delphin (4 Nov 1942 - 14 Nov 1942)

Attacks on this boat and other events

14 Nov 1942
The sinking of U-595 Two Hudson aircraft (608 Sqn RAF/C & D) began the attack by depth charging U-595. The boat dived but re-surfaced shortly afterwards, heavily damaged and unable to dive. Her commander decided to beach the boat on the Algerian coast. At this point Hudson aircraft F, L, K, W and X of 500 Squadron RAF also appeared and attacked the fleeing boat. Despite these odds the boat survived long enough to beach near Tenes, and the crew were saved. 608 Squadron RAF was given the credit for the U-boat's demise because they did the most damage. U-595's gunners put up a solid defence during the action, damaging Hudsons F, K and X. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

General notes on this boat

28 Sep 1942. On 28 September, 1942 U-595 had a serious fire in the control room while at sea. She had to return to base, arriving the same day.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-595 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

Formal Frog

Media links

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

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay

The Faustball Tunnel

Moore, John Hammond