|Ordered||10 Apr 1941|
|Laid down||28 Mar 1942||H C Stülcken Sohn, Hamburg (werk 781)|
|Launched||14 Dec 1942|
|Commissioned||17 Mar 1943||Oblt. Helmut Röttger|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk at 1030hrs on 13 June 1944 in the Norwegian Sea north-east of the Faeroe Islands, in position 62.55N, 02.59W, by depth charges from a Canadian Canso aircraft (162 Sqn RCAF/T). 36 dead and 16 survivors.
Attacks on this boat and other events
13 Jun 1944
A Canadian Catalina flying boat (162 Sqdn RCAF/T) was shot down. The boat was lost in this attack.
1 recorded attack on this boat.
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in June 1944 but it was of course installed prior to that date. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-715 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.