|Ordered||14 Oct 1941|
|Laid down||15 May 1943||F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1573)|
|Launched||9 Dec 1943|
|Commissioned||10 Feb 1944||Oblt. Erich Steinbrink|
|Successes||1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 580 GRT|
Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Trondheim, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).
Transferred from Trondheim to Loch Ryan(?) on 29 May, 1945 for Operation Deadlight.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in January 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 the boat
29 May 1944
During the Baltic exercises the boat lost one man after crash diving north of Danzig. [Maschinengefreiter Johann Igel]
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -