List of all U-boats

U-957

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered10 Apr 1941
Laid down11 Mar 1942 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 157)
Launched21 Nov 1942
Commissioned7 Jan 1943Ltnt. Franz Saar
Commanders
7 Jan 1943 - 20 Mar 1943  Oblt. Franz Saar
1 Apr 1943 - 21 Oct 1944  Oblt. Gerd Schaar (Knights Cross)
17 Oct 1944 - 21 Oct 1944   -- IWO Tönshoff
Career
7 patrols
7 Jan 1943-31 Jul 1943  5. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1943-31 Dec 1943  3. Flottille (active service)
1 Jan 1944-30 Sep 1944  11. Flottille (active service)
1 Oct 1944-21 Oct 1944  13. Flottille (active service)
Successes2 ships sunk, total tonnage 7,564 GRT
2 warships sunk, total tonnage 604 tons
Fate

Decommissioned and cannibalized for spare parts on 21 October 1944 at Narvik, after being damaged by pack ice in the Kara Sea on 18 September 1944.

Hulk probably scuttled in the Skjömenfjord in May 1945.

Loss position

See the 4 ships hit by U-957 - View the 7 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

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 -

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Lion and Circle

Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel