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Ordered10 Apr 1941
Laid down1 Jan 1942 Stettiner Maschinenbau AG, Stettin (werk 14)
Launched9 Oct 1943
Commissioned29 Apr 1944Oblt. Hans Schrenk
29 Apr 1944 - 15 May 1945  Kptlt. Hans Schrenk
1 patrol
29 Apr 1944-14 Mar 1945  4. Flottille (training)
15 Mar 1945-8 May 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Surrendered at Stavanger, Norway on 15 May 1945.

Transferred to Lisahally, Northern Ireland on 27 May 1945.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 5 January 1946 at 55.50N x 08.30W by unknown causes.

Final location

View the 1 war patrol

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat

This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in April 1945 but it was of course installed prior to that date.

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-901 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.

U-901 - Viking ship

Media links

The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris
($ 58.77)

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

Wynn, Kenneth

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