List of all U-boats




Ordered2 Apr 1942
Laid down7 Aug 1943 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1089)
Launched4 Mar 1944
Commissioned27 May 1944Kptlt. Dr. Karl-Heinz Frischke
27 May 1944 - 6 May 1945   Dr. Karl-Heinz Frischke
1 patrol
27 May 1944-28 Feb 1945  4. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1945-6 May 1945  33. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo 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).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat

This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in January 1945.

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-881 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

Media links

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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

Wynn, Kenneth

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