|Ordered||10 Apr 1941|
|Laid down||28 Mar 1942||H C Stülcken Sohn, Hamburg (werk 781)|
|Launched||14 Dec 1942|
|Commissioned||17 Mar 1943||Oblt. Helmut Röttger|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk at 1030hrs on 13 June 1944 in the Norwegian Sea north-east of the Faeroe Islands, in position 62.55N, 02.59W, by depth charges from a Canadian Canso aircraft (162 Sqn RCAF/T). 36 dead and 16 survivors.
Attacks on this boat and other events
13 Jun 1944
A Canadian Catalina flying boat (162 Sqdn RCAF/T) was shot down. The boat was lost in this attack.
1 recorded attack on this boat.
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in June 1944 but it was of course installed prior to that date.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-715 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.