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Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down14 Nov 1942 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1079)
Launched7 Sep 1943
Commissioned15 Jan 1944Kptlt. Erwin Ganzer
15 Jan 1944 - 26 Sep 1944  Kptlt. Erwin Ganzer
1 patrol
15 Jan 1944-31 Jul 1944  4. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1944-26 Sep 1944  12. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk 26 Sept 1944 north-west of the Azores, in position 43.18N, 36.28W, by depth charges from a British B-17 Fortress aircraft (Sqdn 220/P). 69 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-871 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

Donkey, Dog, Cat and Rooster

Media links

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

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