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Ordered9 Oct 1939
Laid down10 Aug 1940 Howaldtswerke Hamburg AG, Hamburg (werk 804)
Launched5 Jun 1941
Commissioned11 Aug 1941Kptlt. Adolf Dumrese
11 Aug 1941 - 24 Mar 1942  KrvKpt. Adolf Dumrese
1 patrol
11 Aug 1941-1 Mar 1942  6. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1942-24 Mar 1942  6. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk 24 March 1942 in the Barents Sea, in approximate position 73.00N, 21.00E, after being rammed by the British minesweeper HMS Sharpshooter. 45 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Wolfpack operations

U-655 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Ziethen (23 Mar 1942 - 24 Mar 1942)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-655 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

Media links

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

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay