List of all U-boats
|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||21 Mar 1942||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 159)|
|Launched||3 Dec 1942|
|Commissioned||21 Jan 1943||Oblt. Martin Duppel|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 2 May 1944 in the Norwegian Sea south-east of Jan Mayen Island, in position 69.20N, 00.20W, by depth charges from a British Swordfish aircraft (842 Sqn RAF/K) of the British escort carrier HMS Fencer. 53 dead (all hands lost).
U-959 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Boreas (29 Feb 1944 - 10 Mar 1944)
Thor (10 Mar 1944 - 15 Mar 1944)
Men lost from the boat
12 Aug 1943
A crew member was washed overboard during aircraft exercise about 40nm north of Rixhöft at 1602hrs. Despite wearing a life jacket he was not found during a search of four hours by six U-boats and the submarine tender Isar and drowned. [Bootsmaat Johann Toifl]
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
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U-boat in Circle
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