|Ordered||2 Apr 1942|
|Laid down||7 Aug 1943||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1089)|
|Launched||4 Mar 1944|
|Commissioned||27 May 1944||Kptlt. Dr. Karl-Heinz Frischke|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk 6 May 1945 in the North Atlantic south-east of Newfoundland, in position 43.18N, 47.44W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escort USS Farquhar. 53 dead (all hands lost).
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in January 1945.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-881 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.