|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||10 Aug 1942||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 180)|
|Launched||15 Apr 1943|
|Commissioned||27 May 1943||Oblt. Hermann Dahms|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 11 June 1944 in the Norwegian Sea north of the Shetland Islands, in position 63.07N, 00.26E, by depth charges from a Canadian Canso aircraft (162 Sqn RCAF/B). 52 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-980 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.