List of all U-boats

U-868

Type

IXC/40

 
Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down11 Mar 1943 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1076)
Launched18 Aug 1943
Commissioned23 Dec 1943Kptlt. Dietrich Rauch
Commanders
23 Dec 1943 - 21 Jul 1944  Kptlt. Dietrich Rauch
22 Jul 1944 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. Eduard Turre
Career
2 patrols
23 Dec 1943-31 Jul 1944  4. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1944-30 Sep 1944  2. Flottille (active service)
1 Oct 1944-5 May 1945  33. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 warship sunk, total tonnage 672 tons
Fate

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

Transferred to Loch Ryan 30 May 1945 for Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 30 Nov, 1945 in position 55.48N, 08.33W.

Final location

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

See the 1 ships hit by U-868 - View the 2 war patrols

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in November 1944. 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-868 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.


Bremen Roland

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