|Ordered||2 Apr 1942|
|Laid down||22 May 1943||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1085)|
|Launched||10 Dec 1943|
|Commissioned||24 Mar 1944||Kptlt. Eberhard Findeisen|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk 27 Dec, 1944 in the North Atlantic north-west of the Azores, in position 46.25N, 36.38W, by Squid foreward-throwing weapon of the Canadian corvette HMCS St. Thomas. 56 survivors (no casualties).
Attacks on this boat
27 Nov 1944
While outbound with surface escorts the boat was attacked by 2 depth charges from British Beufighters (Sqdn 489). During the crash dive the boat lost its radar antenna - not a good thing at the start of a patrol. Nonetheless she went on as ordered. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 650)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in November 1944 but it was of course installed prior to that date. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-877 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.