List of all U-boats

U-555

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered25 Sep 1939
Laid down2 Jan 1940 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 531)
Launched7 Dec 1940
Commissioned30 Jan 1941Kptlt. Hans-Joachim Horrer
Commanders
30 Jan 1941 - 25 Aug 1941  Kptlt. Hans-Joachim Horrer
26 Aug 1941 - 4 Feb 1942  Kptlt. Götz von Hartmann (German Cross in Gold)
5 Feb 1942 - Aug, 1942   Horst Rendtel
Aug, 1942 - 4 Oct 1942  Ltn. Franz Saar
5 Oct 1942 - 30 Nov 1943  Oblt. Dieter Erdmann
1 Dec 1943 - Mar, 1945  Oblt. Detlev Fritz
Career
No patrols
30 Jan 1941-30 Nov 1942  24. Flottille (training)
1 Dec 1942-1 Mar 1945  21. Flottille (school boat)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Stricken at Hamburg in March 1945. Surrendered to Britain. Broken up.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-555 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


The Olympic Rings - Crew 36

Wolves and Sheep

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel