|Ordered||10 Apr 1941|
|Laid down||11 Mar 1942||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 157)|
|Launched||21 Nov 1942|
|Commissioned||7 Jan 1943||Ltnt. Franz Saar|
|Successes||2 ships sunk, total tonnage 7,564 GRT|
2 warships sunk, total tonnage 604 tons
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.
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 -
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Lion and Circle
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