List of all U-boats

U-735

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered10 Apr 1941
Laid down29 Nov 1941 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1532)
Launched10 Oct 1942
Commissioned28 Dec 1942Oblt. Hans-Joachim Börner
Commanders
28 Dec 1942 - 28 Dec 1944  Oblt. Hans-Joachim Börner
Career
No patrols
28 Dec 1942-31 Jul 1944  8. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1944-28 Dec 1944  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk by bombs at 1921hrs on 28 Dec 1944 in Oslo Fjord near Horten, Norway in position 59.24N, 10.28E, during a British air raid (RAF A/C). 39 dead and 1 survivor.

Loss position

General notes on this boat

15 Sep 1999. On 15 Sept 1999 the Norwegian minesweeper KNM Tyr located the wreck of U-735 at a depth of 195m (640ft) during a routine training mission in Oslofjord (although it has been suggested the navy was asked to look in that specific spot for the boat). The wreck was filmed by an ROV and is in fine shape, apart from the aft section, which is heavily damaged. Its position is just off Horten at 59.28,2 N 010.29,3 E.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-735 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.


Swastika on Shield

Media links


U-Boat Adventures

Wiggins, Melanie


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

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel