List of all U-boats

U-994

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered25 May 1941
Laid down14 Nov 1942 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 194)
Launched8 Jul 1943
Commissioned2 Sep 1943Ltnt. Wolf Ackermann
Commanders
2 Sep 1943 - 31 Mar 1944  Oblt. Wolf Ackermann
1 Apr 1944 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. Volker Melzer
Career
1 patrol
2 Sep 1943-31 May 1944  5. Flottille (training)
1 Jun 1944-5 Jul 1944  7. Flottille (active service)
6 Jul 1944-31 Jul 1944  5. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1944-4 Nov 1944  11. Flottille (active service)
5 Nov 1944-8 May 1945  13. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Trondheim, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Transferred from Trondheim, Norway to Loch Ryan on 19 May, 1945 for Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Foundered under tow on 5 December, 1945 at 55.50N x 08.30W.

Final location

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

View the 1 war patrol

Attacks on this boat and other events

17 Jul 1944
The boat was attacked by a Norwegian Mosquito aircraft (Sqdn 333/L), the boat was damaged and 5 men were wounded. The boat reached Bergen the same day.

7 Oct 1944
The boat was attacked in Norwegian waters by an aircraft, but the crew replied with anti-aircraft fire and claimed a hit on the plane.

2 recorded attacks on this boat.

Men lost from the boat

17 Jul 1944
The boat was attacked by a Norwegian Mosquito aircraft (Sqdn 333/L), the boat was damaged and 5 men were wounded. The boat reached Bergen the same day.

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -


Media links


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


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


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris