List of all U-boats

U-877

Type

IXC/40

 
Ordered2 Apr 1942
Laid down22 May 1943 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1085)
Launched10 Dec 1943
Commissioned24 Mar 1944Kptlt. Eberhard Findeisen
Commanders
24 Mar 1944 - 27 Dec 1944  Kptlt. Eberhard Findeisen
Career
1 patrol
24 Mar 1944-30 Nov 1944  4. Flottille (training)
1 Dec 1944-27 Dec 1944  33. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 27 Dec 1944 in the North Atlantic north-west of the Azores, in position 46.25N, 36.38W, by Squid foreward-throwing weapon of the Canadian corvette HMCS St. Thomas. 56 survivors (no casualties).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Attacks on this boat and other events

27 Nov 1944
While outbound with surface escorts the boat was attacked by Beaufighters from RAF Sqdn 489. The two depth charges that were dropped caused minor damage, but during the crash dive the boat lost her radar antenna - not a good thing at the start of a patrol. U-877 continued as ordered nonetheless. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 650)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
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-877 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.


U-boat on a Shield

Media links


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