List of all U-boats




Ordered5 Jun 1941
Laid down10 Aug 1942 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 180)
Launched15 Apr 1943
Commissioned27 May 1943Oblt. Hermann Dahms
27 May 1943 - 11 Jun 1944  Kptlt. Hermann Dahms
1 patrol
27 May 1943-31 May 1944  5. Flottille (training)
1 Jun 1944-11 Jun 1944  7. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk 11 June 1944 in the North Sea north-west of Bergen, in position 63.07N, 00.26E, by depth charges from a Canadian Catalina aircraft (RCAF Sqdn. 162/B). 52 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-980 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

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