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Ordered10 Apr 1941
Laid down23 Feb 1942 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 155)
Launched14 Nov 1942
Commissioned31 Dec 1942Ltnt. Hans-Heinrich Baden
31 Dec 1942 - 7 Jun 1944  Oblt. (R) Hans-Heinrich Baden
1 patrol
31 Dec 1942-31 Mar 1944  5. Flottille (training)
1 Apr 1944-7 Jun 1944  9. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo 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 (201 Sqn RAF/S). 50 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Attacks on this boat and other events

5 May 1944
At 0324hrs the boat was spotted in the moonlight by a British Liberator FK226 (86 Sqn RAF/G, pilot W/O M.G. Moseley) after being located by radar. Several attempts were made by the aircraft to get into a favorable position for an upmoon attack but eventually contact was lost. U-955 apparently crash-dived after firing at the Liberator and claimed to have shot it down, but it was not hit in the encounter. (Sources: Ragnar J. Ragnarsson)

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.

U-boat Emblems

We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Teddy Bear

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

Wavetops At my Wingtips

Baveystock, Leslie