List of all U-boats

U-904

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered16 Jul 1942
Laid down10 Sep 1942 Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 330)
Launched7 Aug 1943
Commissioned25 Sep 1943Ltnt. Detlev Fritz
Commanders
25 Sep 1943 - 30 Nov 1943  Oblt. Detlev Fritz
1 Dec 1943 - 15 Jun 1944  Oblt. Dieter Erdmann
16 Jun 1944 - 4 May 1945  Oblt. Günter Stührmann
Career
No patrols
25 Sep 1943-28 Feb 1945  23. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1945-4 May 1945  5. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Scuttled on 4 May 1945 in the U-boat base at Eckernförde. (Axel Niestlé, January 1991).

Final location

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-904 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


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

Wynn, Kenneth