|Ordered||9 Oct 1939|
|Laid down||10 Aug 1940||Howaldtswerke Hamburg AG, Hamburg (werk 804)|
|Launched||5 Jun 1941|
|Commissioned||11 Aug 1941||Kptlt. Adolf Dumrese|
|Successes||No 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).
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.