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Ordered25 May 1941
Laid down2 Oct 1942 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 187)
Launched2 Jun 1943
Commissioned8 Jul 1943Oblt. Hilmar-Karl Schreyer
8 Jul 1943 - 15 Jun 1944  Oblt. Hilmar-Karl Schreyer
1 patrol
8 Jul 1943-29 Feb 1944  5. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1944-31 May 1944  1. Flottille (active service)
1 Jun 1944-15 Jun 1944  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 15 June 1944 in the Norwegian Sea west of Narvik, in position 68.01N, 05.08E, by torpedoes from the British submarine HMS Satyr. 53 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Wolfpack operations

U-987 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Trutz (2 Jun 1944 - 15 Jun 1944)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-987 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

Media links

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

Submarines versus U-boats

Jones, Geoffrey

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