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 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).

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