|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||10 Jul 1942||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 175)|
|Launched||24 Mar 1943|
|Commissioned||29 Apr 1943||Oblt. Hans-Joachim Ebersbach|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Horten, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).
Transferred to Lisahally, Northern Ireland on 27 May 1945.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in April 1945 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-975 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Coat of Arms of Chemnitz