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Ordered2 Apr 1942
Laid down17 Jul 1943 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1088)
Launched10 Feb 1944
Commissioned11 May 1944Kptlt. Gerhard Schötzau
11 May 1944 - 16 Apr 1945  Kptlt. Gerhard Schötzau
1 patrol
11 May 1944-30 Nov 1944  4. Flottille (training)
1 Dec 1944-16 Apr 1945  33. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk 16 April 1945 in the North Atlantic, in position 47.18N, 30.26W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Stanton and USS Frost. 49 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Wolfpack operations

U-880 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Seewolf (14 Apr 1945 - 16 Apr 1945)

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat

This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in December 1944.

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-880 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

U-boat on Shield


Media links

USS Frost

Kerrigan, Warren J.

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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