List of all U-boats

U-875

Type

IXD2

 
Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down11 May 1943 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1083)
Launched16 Feb 1944
Commissioned21 Apr 1944Kptlt. Georg Preuss
Commanders
21 Apr 1944 - 9 May 1945  Kptlt. Georg Preuss
Career
No patrols
21 Apr 1944-28 Feb 1945  4. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1945-8 May 1945  33. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

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

Transferred from Bergen, Norway to Lisahally on 30 May 1945 for Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 31 Dec, 1945 in position 55.41N, 08.28W.

Final location

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-875 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.


Flower

Media links


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris


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German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel