List of all U-boats

U-795

Type

XVIIA

 
Ordered7 Aug 1942
Laid down2 Feb 1943 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 719)
Launched21 Mar 1944
Commissioned22 Apr 1944Oblt. Horst Selle
Commanders
22 Apr 1944 - 3 May 1945  Oblt. Horst Selle
Career
No patrols
22 Apr 1944-15 Feb 1945  8. Flottille (trial boat)
16 Feb 1945-3 May 1945  5. Flottille (trial boat)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Used for trials and scuttled on May 3, 1945 at Germaniawerft in Kiel. Later broken up.

Final location


The wreck of U-795 at Germaniawerft, Kiel after the war.

U-795 had been standing on dry land in Kiel since at least Feb of 1945 until it was blown up on May 3, 1945 in an explosion which was meant to destroy the engine room instalments.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-795 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