|Ordered||21 Nov 1940|
|Laid down||22 Jan 1943||Kriegsmarinewerft (KMW), Wilhelmshaven (werk 158)|
|Launched||11 Feb 1944|
|Commissioned||23 Mar 1944||Oblt. Erich Taschenmacher|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 1,926 GRT|
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,300 tons
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 6,991 GRT
Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Trondheim, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).
Transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 29 May 1945.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
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.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Hammer and Gauntlet