|Ordered||14 Oct 1941|
|Laid down||25 Nov 1942||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 195)|
|Launched||22 Jul 1943|
|Commissioned||16 Sep 1943||Oblt. Walter Köhntopp|
|Successes||3 ships sunk, total tonnage 1,560 GRT|
1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 633 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 105 tons
1 ship a total loss, total tonnage 7,176 GRT
Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Trondheim, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).
Transferred to Norway in Oct 1948.
Became the Norwegian submarine Kaura on 1 Dec, 1952. Stricken in 1965. Returned to Germany where she became a museum ship in Oct 1971.
U-995 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Dachs (1 Sep 1944 - 5 Sep 1944)
Zorn (26 Sep 1944 - 1 Oct 1944)
Panther (16 Oct 1944 - 10 Nov 1944)
Stier (11 Dec 1944 - 6 Jan 1945)
Hagen (17 Mar 1945 - 21 Mar 1945)
Attacks on this boat
21 May 1944
An attack by a Canadian Sunderland aircraft (RCAF OTU Sqdn 4/S) wounded five men.
21 Jul 1944
00:19 hrs, Norwegian Sea: a B-24 Liberator bomber (RAF Sqdn 59/Z, pilot SL B.A. Sisson, DFC) located U-995 on radar while on A/S patrol. The aircraft was forced to take evasive action by intense and very accurate flak while the nose, beam and tail gunners returned fire. The U-boat dived as the Liberator turned away to a distance of approx. one mile. The aircraft then dropped six depth charges 30 yards ahead of the swirl about 10 seconds after the U-boat disappeared. A small patch of oil was sighted, but nothing was heard via a sonobuoy pattern that was subsequently dropped. U-995 continued her patrol, but five days later a leak in the mounting of a radio antenna was discovered which forced a return to base, as it restricted diving capability. (Sources: ADM 199/1786)
2 recorded attacks on this boat.
General notes on this boat
8 May 1945. When the war came to an end in Norway, U-995 was moored at Trondheim waiting for a Schnorchel to be fitted.
Men lost from the boat
21 May 1944
A Canadian Sunderland aircraft (Sqdn OTU 4/S) attacked the boat wounding 5 men.
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
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