History
Nazi Germany
Name: U-795
Ordered: 7 August 1942[1]
Builder: Germaniawerft, Kiel
Yard number: 719
Laid down: 2 February 1943[1]
Launched: 21 March 1944[1]
Commissioned: 22 April 1944[1]
Fate: Wrecked, 3 May 1945, later broken up[1]
General characteristics [2][3]
Class and type: Type XVIIA submarine
Displacement:
  • 236 long tons (240 t) surfaced
  • 259 long tons (263 t) submerged
  • 312 long tons (317 t) total
Length: 36.60 m (120 ft 1 in) o/a
Beam:
Draught: 4.55 m (14 ft 11 in)
Propulsion:
Speed:
  • 9 knots (17 km/h; 10 mph) surfaced
  • 5 knots (9.3 km/h; 5.8 mph) submerged (electric drive)
  • 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph) submerged (HTP drive)
Range:
  • 1,840 nmi (3,410 km; 2,120 mi) at 9 knots (17 km/h; 10 mph) surfaced
  • 76 nmi (141 km; 87 mi) at 2 knots (3.7 km/h; 2.3 mph) submerged (electric drive)
  • 117 nmi (217 km; 135 mi) at 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph) submerged (HTP drive)
Complement: 12
Armament:
Service record[1]
Part of:
Commanders:
  • Oblt.z.S. Horst Selle
  • (22 April 1944–3 May 1945)
Operations: None
Victories: None

German submarine U-795 was a Type XVIIA U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II.

U-795 was laid down on 2 February 1943 at the Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft shipyard at Kiel. Commissioned on 21 March 1944, the U-boat was commissioned on 22 April 1944 under the command of Oberleutnant zur See Horst Selle. She served with 8th U-boat Flotilla until 15 February as a training boat, and then with 5th U-boat Flotilla until 3 May 1945.

On 3 May 1945, while in dry dock at Kiel, the engine room was destroyed with explosives to prevent its usefulness to the enemy if captured.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f Helgason, Guðmundur. "The Type XVIIA boat U-795". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 22 December 2009.
  2. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Type XVIIA Walter boats". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 21 December 2009.
  3. ^ "This page contains details on the German U-Boat Type III, Type IV, Type V, Type VI, Type VIII, Type XI, Type XII, Type XIII, XV, XVI, VB60, V80, U-179, XVII". www.sharkhunters.com. Retrieved 21 December 2009.

Bibliography

  • Busch, Rainer; Röll, Hans-Joachim (1999). German U-boat commanders of World War II : a biographical dictionary. Translated by Brooks, Geoffrey. London, Annapolis, Md: Greenhill Books, Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-186-6.
  • Busch, Rainer; Röll, Hans-Joachim (1999). Deutsche U-Boot-Verluste von September 1939 bis Mai 1945 [German U-boat losses from September 1939 to May 1945]. Der U-Boot-Krieg (in German). IV. Hamburg, Berlin, Bonn: Mittler. ISBN 3-8132-0514-2.

Gröner, Erich; Jung, Dieter; Maass, Martin (1991). U-boats and Mine Warfare Vessels. German Warships 1815–1945. 2. Translated by Thomas, Keith; Magowan, Rachel. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-593-4.

External links

  • Helgason, Guðmundur. "The Type XVII boat U-795". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 6 December 2014.