|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||15 Oct 1942||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1070)|
|Launched||12 Aug 1943|
|Commissioned||9 Dec 1943||Korvkpt. Ralf-Reimar Wolfram|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk 9 Feb, 1945 in the North Sea west of Bergen, Norway, in position 60.46N, 04.35E, by torpedo from the British submarine HMS Venturer. 73 dead (all hands lost).
General notes on this boat
9 Feb 1945. On 9 Feb, 1945 the British submarine HMS Venturer, commanded by Lt. James S. Launders, torpedoed and sank this boat. This is the only known incident in naval history in which one submarine sank another while both were submerged. Lt. Landers sank U-771 on the surface the year before.
Annoucements related to this boatU-864 to undergo further research before possible raising (6 Mar 2010)
U-864 to be raised after all (31 Jan 2009)
U-864 not fully located yet? (3 Mar 2007)
U-864 in the news again (21 Dec 2006)
U-864 off Norway - wreck photos! (6 Oct 2005)
U-864 possibly raised off Norway (9 Jun 2005)
U-864 recovery plans due on May 20th (5 Mar 2005)
U-864 discovered by Norwegian vessel KNM Tyr (21 Oct 2003)
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-864 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.