|Ordered||16 Jan 1940|
|Laid down||4 Jan 1941||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 571)|
|Launched||17 Sep 1941|
|Commissioned||6 Nov 1941||Oblt. Jürgen Quaet-Faslem|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Beached and blown up by its crew later that day off Cape Khamis, in position 36.16N, 00.30E, after further air attacks by five British Hudson aircraft (500 Sqn RAF/F, L, K, W & X). 45 survivors (no casualties).
More details about the loss of U-595, photos of the crew as prisoners of war and the interrogation report of survivors can be found on our partner website uboatarchive.net: U 595 beached after attacks by Hudson aircraft of 608 and 500 Squadron RAF on 14 November 1942
U-595 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Steinbrinck (6 Aug 1942 - 9 Aug 1942)
Pfeil (12 Sep 1942 - 22 Sep 1942)
Blitz (22 Sep 1942 - 26 Sep 1942)
Tiger (26 Sep 1942 - 30 Sep 1942)
Delphin (4 Nov 1942 - 14 Nov 1942)
Attacks on this boat and other events
14 Nov 1942
The sinking of U-595 Two Hudson aircraft (608 Sqn RAF/C & D) began the attack by depth charging U-595. The boat dived but re-surfaced shortly afterwards, heavily damaged and unable to dive. Her commander decided to beach the boat on the Algerian coast. At this point Hudson aircraft F, L, K, W and X of 500 Squadron RAF also appeared and attacked the fleeing boat. Despite these odds the boat survived long enough to beach near Tenes, and the crew were saved. 608 Squadron RAF was given the credit for the U-boat's demise because they did the most damage. U-595's gunners put up a solid defence during the action, damaging Hudsons F, K and X. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
General notes on this boat
28 Sep 1942. On 28 September, 1942 U-595 had a serious fire in the control room while at sea. She had to return to base, arriving the same day.
Men lost from the boat
1 Jun 1942
A crew member fell overboard and drowned during gunnery training off Hela in the Gulf of Danzig at 1523hrs. [Matrosengefreiter Günther Hoppe]
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
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