List of all U-boats

U-775

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered21 Nov 1940
Laid down22 Jan 1943 Kriegsmarinewerft (KMW), Wilhelmshaven (werk 158)
Launched11 Feb 1944
Commissioned23 Mar 1944Oblt. Erich Taschenmacher
Commanders
23 Mar 1944 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. Erich Taschenmacher
Career
2 patrols
23 Mar 1944-31 Oct 1944  31. Flottille (training)
1 Nov 1944-8 May 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 1,926 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,300 tons
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 6,991 GRT
Fate

Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Trondheim, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland for Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 8 December, 1945 at 55.40N x 08.25W by gunfire.

Final location

Blue marker shows final fate during Operation Deadlight. Orange marker shows German surrender.

See the 3 ships hit by U-775 - View the 2 war patrols

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in November 1944 but it was of course installed prior to that date. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-775 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.


Hammer and Gauntlet

Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


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


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris