|Ordered||25 Aug 1941|
|Laid down||23 Dec 1942||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1080)|
|Launched||20 Oct 1943|
|Commissioned||10 Feb 1944||Oblt. Peter-Otmar Grau|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Badly damaged on 29 July, 1944 at Bremen by US bombs. Taken out of service 10 Aug, 1944 and later broken up. 1 dead, unknown number of survivors.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-872 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.