List of all U-boats

U-875

Type

IXD2

 
Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down11 May 1943 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1083)
Launched16 Feb 1944
Commissioned21 Apr 1944Kptlt. Georg Preuss
Commanders
21 Apr 1944 - 9 May 1945  Kptlt. Georg Preuss
Career
No patrols
21 Apr 1944-28 Feb 1945  4. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1945-8 May 1945  33. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

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

Transferred from Bergen, Norway to Lisahally on 30 May 1945 for Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 31 Dec, 1945 in position 55.41N, 08.28W.

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-875 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.


Flower

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