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Ordered6 Aug 1942
Laid down26 Jan 1943 H C Stülcken Sohn, Hamburg (werk 802)
Launched20 Nov 1943
Commissioned8 Mar 1944Oblt. Heinz Brüllau
8 Mar 1944 - 26 Jun 1944  Oblt. (R) Heinz-Ehler Brüllau
27 Jun 1944 - 27 Mar 1945  Oblt. (R) Bernhard Schwarting
2 patrols
8 Mar 1944-30 Nov 1944  31. Flottille (training)
1 Dec 1944-27 Mar 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo 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).

Loss position

View the 2 war patrols

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.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat

This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in November 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-905 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.

Sea god

Media links

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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