List of all U-boats




Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down17 Mar 1943 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1082)
Launched21 Dec 1943
Commissioned8 Apr 1944Oblt. Theodor Petersen
8 Apr 1944 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. Theodor Petersen (German Cross in Gold)
No patrols
8 Apr 1944-28 Feb 1945  4. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1945-8 May 1945  33. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

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

Transferred from Horten, Norway to Lisahally, N. Ireland on 29 May 1945 for Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 31 Dec, 1945 in position 55.47N, 09.27W.

Final location

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

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-874 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.

Media links

The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird

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

Wynn, Kenneth

The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel