List of all U-boats

U-995

Type

VIIC/41

 
Ordered14 Oct 1941
Laid down25 Nov 1942 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 195)
Launched22 Jul 1943
Commissioned16 Sep 1943Oblt. Walter Köhntopp
Commanders
16 Sep 1943 - 9 Oct 1944  Kptlt. Walter Köhntopp
10 Oct 1944 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. Hans-Georg Hess (Knights Cross)
Career
9 patrols
16 Sep 1943-31 May 1944  5. Flottille (training)
1 Jun 1944-28 Feb 1945  13. Flottille (active service)
1 Mar 1945-8 May 1945  14. Flottille (active service)
Successes3 ships sunk, total tonnage 1,560 GRT
1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 633 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 105 tons
1 ship a total loss, total tonnage 7,176 GRT
Fate

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

Post war information (see more post-war boats):
Unseaworthy. Not transferred to UK. Taken over by Norway. Became the Norwegian submarine Kaura on 1 Dec, 1952. Stricken in 1965. Returned to Germany where she became a museum ship in Oct 1971.

Final location

Green marker shows current location of the U-boat, now open as a museum. Orange marker shows German surrender. Map is click-able and zoom-able.

See the 6 ships hit by U-995 - View the 9 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-995 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Dachs (1 Sep 1944 - 5 Sep 1944)
   Zorn (26 Sep 1944 - 1 Oct 1944)
   Panther (16 Oct 1944 - 10 Nov 1944)
   Stier (11 Dec 1944 - 6 Jan 1945)
   Hagen (17 Mar 1945 - 21 Mar 1945)

Attacks on this boat and other events

21 May 1944
An attack by a Canadian Sunderland aircraft (RCAF OTU Sqdn 4/S) wounded five men.

21 Jul 1944
00:19 hrs, Norwegian Sea: a B-24 Liberator bomber (RAF Sqdn 59/Z, pilot SL B.A. Sisson, DFC) located U-995 on radar while on A/S patrol. The aircraft was forced to take evasive action by intense and very accurate flak while the nose, beam and tail gunners returned fire. The U-boat dived as the Liberator turned away to a distance of approx. one mile. The aircraft then dropped six depth charges 30 yards ahead of the swirl about 10 seconds after the U-boat disappeared. A small patch of oil was sighted, but nothing was heard via a sonobuoy pattern that was subsequently dropped. U-995 continued her patrol, but five days later a leak in the mounting of a radio antenna was discovered which forced a return to base, as it restricted diving capability. (Sources: ADM 199/1786)

2 recorded attacks on this boat.

General notes on this boat

Check out U-995's gallery page

8 May 1945. When the war came to an end in Norway, U-995 was moored at Trondheim waiting for a Schnorchel to be fitted.

Men lost from the boat

21 May 1944
An attack by a Canadian Sunderland aircraft (RCAF OTU Sqdn 4/S) wounded five men.

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

U-boat Emblems

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


13 Flotilla

Fang den Hut!

Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


U-Boat Adventures

Wiggins, Melanie


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