|Ordered||10 Apr 1941|
|Laid down||11 Mar 1942||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 157)|
|Launched||21 Nov 1942|
|Commissioned||7 Jan 1943||Ltnt. Franz Saar|
|Successes||2 ships sunk, total tonnage 7,564 GRT|
2 warships sunk, total tonnage 604 tons
On 19 Oct, 1944 at Lofoten/Norway she had a collision with a German steamer. On 21 Oct, 1944 she was taken out of service in Trondheim.
On 29 May, 1945 she was taken to England where she was broken up.
U-957 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Eisenbart (24 Dec 1943 - 5 Jan 1944)
Isegrim (5 Jan 1944 - 11 Jan 1944)
Werwolf (27 Jan 1944 - 1 Feb 1944)
Werwolf (7 Feb 1944 - 19 Feb 1944)
Trutz (11 May 1944 - 7 Jun 1944)
Greif (3 Aug 1944 - 1 Sep 1944)
Men lost from the boat
20 Mar 1943
The commander was lost during a diving accident in the Baltic Sea. [Oberleutnant zur See Franz Saar (see right)]
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Lion and Circle