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Ordered5 Jun 1941
Laid down7 Apr 1942 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 161)
Launched17 Dec 1942
Commissioned4 Feb 1943Ltnt. Klaus Fischer
4 Feb 1943 - 29 Mar 1944  Oblt. Klaus Fischer
1 patrol
4 Feb 1943-29 Mar 1944  5. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 29 March 1944 in the Norwegian Sea north-east of the Faeroe Islands, in position 64.31N, 03.19W, by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Starling. 49 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-961 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

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

Cross on Shield

Media links

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