U 864

Vestland,Norway

U 864 was a type IX D was laid down by AG Weser in Bremen, and was launched in August 1943. She was sent to 4.Unterseeboot Flotille for training, and in November the same year transferred to active duty in 33. Flotille in Flensburg. Under a journey to Japan loaded with mercury and mechanical parts, she was sunk 9. February 1945 west of Bergen by torpedoes from the British submarine HMS Venturer. The whole crew of 73 went down in the deep with her. The wreck was discovered by the Norwegian Navy vessel KNM Tyr in March 2003 about two nautical miles west of Fedje island on a depth of 140 to 150 meter. Also see the adjacent wreck of U 486.


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U 864

287,4 x 24,7 x 33,6 f
     
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1616 displ ( surfaced )  Bremen ( D ) 1942 Bergen ( N )

N 60.46, E 04.35

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Last updated: April 2021