|Ordered||2 Apr 1942|
|Laid down||22 May 1943||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1085)|
|Launched||10 Dec 1943|
|Commissioned||24 Mar 1944||Kptlt. Eberhard Findeisen|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk 27 Dec 1944 in the North Atlantic north-west of the Azores, in position 46.25N, 36.38W, by Squid foreward-throwing weapon of the Canadian corvette HMCS St. Thomas. 56 survivors (no casualties).
Attacks on this boat and other events
27 Nov 1944
While outbound with surface escorts the boat was attacked by Beaufighters from RAF Sqdn 489. The two depth charges that were dropped caused minor damage, but during the crash dive the boat lost her radar antenna - not a good thing at the start of a patrol. U-877 continued as ordered nonetheless. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 650)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in November 1944 but it was of course installed prior to that date. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-877 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.
U-boat on a Shield