|Ordered||10 Apr 1941|
|Laid down||23 Feb 1942||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 155)|
|Launched||14 Nov 1942|
|Commissioned||31 Dec 1942||Ltnt. Hans-Heinrich Baden|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 7 June 1944 in the Bay of Biscay north of Cape Ortegal, Spain, in position 45.13N, 08.30W by depth charges from a British Sunderland aircraft (Sqdn 201/S). 50 dead (all hands lost).
Attacks on this boat and other events
5 May 1944
U-955 shot down a British Sunderland aircraft (201 Sqdn, pilot F/O L.H. Baveystock). (Sources: http://ubootwaffe.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=477)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
General notes on this boat
30 Apr 1944. On 30 April, 1944 this boat landed espionage agents Ernst Fresenius, Sigurður Juliusson and Hjalti Björnsson on Iceland.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-955 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.