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Ordered4 Nov 1940
Laid down15 May 1941 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1041)
Launched8 Apr 1942
Commissioned5 Sep 1942Kptlt. Heinz Buchholz
5 Sep 1942 - 17 Oct 1943  KrvKpt. Heinz Buchholz
16 Apr 1944 - 5 May 1945  Oblt. (R) Friedrich Steinfeldt
3 patrols
5 Sep 1942-31 Mar 1943  4. Flottille (training)
1 Apr 1943-1 Sep 1943  12. Flottille (active service)
1 May 1944-30 Sep 1944  12. Flottille (active service)
1 Oct 1944-5 May 1945  33. Flottille (active service)
Successes2 ships sunk, total tonnage 14,391 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 6,797 GRT

Taken over by Japan at Surabaya, Indonesia on 5 May 1945 and became the Japanese submarine I 506 on 15 July 1945.

Post war information (see more post-war boats):
Surrendered by Japanese at Surabaya in August 1945. Scuttled by the Royal Navy in the Bali Sea, east of Kangean Island, on 15 February 1946, possibly by the cruiser HMS Sussex.

Loss position

See the 3 ships hit by U-195 - View the 3 war patrols

Attacks on this boat and other events

20 Jul 1943
One man was lost in an air attack in the Bay of Biscay. [Matrosenobergefreiter Arthur List]

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Men lost from the boat

20 Jul 1943
One man was lost in an air attack in the Bay of Biscay. [Matrosenobergefreiter Arthur List]

  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.

12th Flotilla

Wolf and Star

Media links

U-Boat Adventures

Wiggins, Melanie

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

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