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Ordered6 Aug 1942
Laid down26 Jan 1943 H C Stülcken Sohn, Hamburg (werk 802)
Launched20 Nov 1943
Commissioned8 Mar 1944Oblt. Heinz Brüllau
8 Mar 1944 - 26 Jun 1944  Oblt. Heinz-Ehler Brüllau
27 Jun 1944 - 27 Mar 1945  Oblt. Bernhard Schwarting
2 patrols
8 Mar 1944-30 Nov 1944  31. Flottille (training)
1 Dec 1944-27 Mar 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk 27 March 1945 in the Minch, a channel between the Isle of Lewis and the Scottish mainland, at 58.34N, 05.46W by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Conn. 45 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB and Axel Niestlé, January 1992).

Loss position

View the 2 war patrols

Previously recorded fate

  • Sunk 20 March 1945 southeast of the Faeroes, in position 59.42N, 04.55W, by air-launched homing torpedoes from a British Liberator (Sqdn. 86/B). (Postwar assessment)
    Notes. This attack was probably against a nonsub target.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in November 1944. 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-905 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.

Sea god

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