List of all U-boats

U-95

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered30 May 1938
Laid down16 Sep 1939 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 600)
Launched18 Jul 1940
Commissioned31 Aug 1940Kptlt. Gerd Schreiber
Commanders
31 Aug 1940 - 28 Nov 1941   Gerd Schreiber
Career
7 patrols
31 Aug 1940-1 Nov 1940  7. Flottille (training)
1 Nov 1940-28 Nov 1941  7. Flottille (active service)
Successes8 ships sunk, total tonnage 28,415 GRT
4 ships damaged, total tonnage 27,916 GRT
Fate

Sunk on 28 Nov, 1941 in west Mediterranean, south-west of Almeria in position 36.24N, 03.20W by torpedo from the Dutch submarine HrMs O 21. 35 dead and 12 survivors.

Loss position

See the 12 ships hit by U-95 - View the 7 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-95 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Bosemüller (28 Aug 1941 - 2 Sep 1941)
   Seewolf (2 Sep 1941 - 14 Sep 1941)

General notes on this boat

28 Nov 1941. The commander, Gerd Schreiber, survived the loss of his boat, U-95, along with 11 of his men. They were rescued by their attacker, the Dutch submarine O-21, and sent to POW camps.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-95 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.


Creature with Umbrella sitting in Chair

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay

There was another U-95 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 20 Jan 1917 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 29 Apr 1917. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about the U 95 during WWI.