|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||21 Mar 1942||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 159)|
|Launched||3 Dec 1942|
|Commissioned||21 Jan 1943||Oblt. Martin Duppel|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk 2 May, 1944 south-east of Jan Mayen, in position 69.20N, 00.20W, by depth charges from a British Swordfish aircraft of the escort carrier HMS Fencer (Sqdn 842/K). 53 dead (all hands lost).
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-959 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
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