List of all U-boats

U-872

Type

IXD2

 
Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down23 Dec 1942 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1080)
Launched20 Oct 1943
Commissioned10 Feb 1944Oblt. Peter-Otmar Grau
Commanders
10 Feb 1944 - 29 Jul 1944  Kptlt. Peter-Ottmar Grau (German Cross in Gold)
Career
No patrols
10 Feb 1944-10 Aug 1944  4. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Badly damaged on 29 July 1944 at Bremen by US bombs. Taken out of service 10 Aug 1944 and later broken up. 1 dead, unknown number of survivors.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-872 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.


Polar bear

Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel