List of all U-boats

U-951

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered10 Apr 1941
Laid down31 Jan 1942 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 151)
Launched14 Oct 1942
Commissioned3 Dec 1942Oblt. Kurt Pressel
Commanders
3 Dec 1942 - 7 Jul 1943  Kptlt. Kurt Pressel
Career
1 patrol
3 Dec 1942-31 May 1943  5. Flottille (training)
1 Jun 1943-7 Jul 1943  9. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 7 July 1943 north-west of Kap St.Vincent, in position 37.40N, 15.30W by depth charges from a US Liberator aircraft (1st A/S USAAF/K). 46 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Wolfpack operations

U-951 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Trutz (1 Jun 1943 - 16 Jun 1943)
   Trutz 2 (16 Jun 1943 - 29 Jun 1943)
   Geier 2 (30 Jun 1943 - 7 Jul 1943)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-951 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 and Boy

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