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Ordered9 Oct 1939
Laid down10 Aug 1940 Howaldtswerke Hamburg AG, Hamburg (werk 804)
Launched5 Jun 1941
Commissioned11 Aug 1941Kptlt. Adolf Dumrese
11 Aug 1941 - 24 Mar 1942  KrvKpt. Adolf Dumrese
1 patrol
11 Aug 1941-1 Mar 1942  6. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1942-24 Mar 1942  6. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 24 March 1942 in the Barents Sea south-east of Bear Island, in position 73.00N, 21.00E, by ramming from the British minesweeper HMS Sharpshooter. 45 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Wolfpack operations

U-655 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Ziethen (23 Mar 1942 - 24 Mar 1942)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-655 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

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