List of all U-boats
|Ordered||10 Apr 1941|
|Laid down||23 Feb 1942||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 155)|
|Launched||14 Nov 1942|
|Commissioned||31 Dec 1942||Ltnt. Hans-Heinrich Baden|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 7 June 1944 in the Bay of Biscay north of Cape Ortegal, Spain, in position 45.13N, 08.30W, by depth charges from a British Sunderland aircraft (201 Sqn RAF/S). 50 dead (all hands lost).
Attacks on this boat and other events
5 May 1944
At 0324hrs the boat was spotted in the moonlight by a British Liberator FK226 (86 Sqn RAF/G, pilot W/O M.G. Moseley) after being located by radar. Several attempts were made by the aircraft to get into a favorable position for an upmoon attack but eventually contact was lost. U-955 apparently crash-dived after firing at the Liberator and claimed to have shot it down, but it was not hit in the encounter. (Sources: Ragnar J. Ragnarsson)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
General notes on this boat
30 Apr 1944. On 30 April, 1944 this boat landed espionage agents Ernst Fresenius, Sigurður Juliusson and Hjalti Björnsson on Iceland.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-955 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
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