|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||10 Jul 1942||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 175)|
|Launched||24 Mar 1943|
|Commissioned||29 Apr 1943||Oblt. Hans-Joachim Ebersbach|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Horten, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).
Transferred to Lisahally, Northern Ireland on 27 May 1945.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in April 1945 but it was of course installed prior to that date. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-975 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.
Coat of Arms of Chemnitz