List of all U-boats

U-975

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered5 Jun 1941
Laid down10 Jul 1942 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 175)
Launched24 Mar 1943
Commissioned29 Apr 1943Oblt. Hans-Joachim Ebersbach
Commanders
29 Apr 1943 - 16 Nov 1943  Oblt. Hans-Joachim Ebersbach
17 Nov 1943 - 16 Mar 1944  Oblt. (R) Paul Frerks
17 Mar 1944 - 16 Jul 1944  Oblt. Hubert Jeschke
17 Jul 1944 - 23 Apr 1945  Oblt. Walter-Ernst Koch
24 Apr 1945 - 9 May 1945  Kptlt. Wilhelm Brauel (German Cross in Gold)
Career
1 patrol
29 Apr 1943-1 Jan 1944  5. Flottille (training)
1 Jan 1944-1 Jul 1944  3. Flottille (active service)
1 Jul 1944-28 Feb 1945  23. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1945-8 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

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)
Sunk at 55.42N 09.01W by British vessel Loch Arkaig on Feb 10, 1946.

Final location

Blue marker shows final fate during Operation Deadlight. Orange marker shows German surrender.

View the 1 war patrol

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
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.

U-boat Emblems

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


Lion

Coat of Arms of Chemnitz

Media links


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth