|Ordered||6 Aug 1942|
|Laid down||26 Jan 1943||H C Stülcken Sohn, Hamburg (werk 802)|
|Launched||20 Nov 1943|
|Commissioned||8 Mar 1944||Oblt. Heinz Brüllau|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 27 March 1945 in the North Atlantic in the North Minch, in position 58.34N, 05.46W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Conn. 45 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB and Axel Niestlé, January 1992).
Previously recorded fate
- Sunk 20 March 1945 southeast of the Faeroes, in position 59.42N, 04.55W, by air-launched homing torpedoes from a British Liberator (Sqdn. 86/B). (Postwar assessment)
Notes. This attack was probably against a nonsub target.
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in November 1944.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-905 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.