|Ordered||25 Aug 1941|
|Laid down||11 Mar 1943||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1076)|
|Launched||18 Aug 1943|
|Commissioned||23 Dec 1943||Kptlt. Dietrich Rauch|
|Successes||1 warship sunk, total tonnage 672 tons|
Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Bergen, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).
Transferred to Loch Ryan 30 May, 1945 for Operation Deadlight.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-868 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.