U - 575


Type....................... VIIC

Laid down.............. 1st August, 1940

Shipyard................ Blohm & Voss, Hamburg

Commissioned...... 19th June, 1941

Commanders........ 19th June, 1941 – 29th July, 1943, Kptit. Gunther Heydemann

............................... 12th September, 1943 – 13th March, 1944, Oblt. Wolfgang Boehmer

Career 10 Patrols. 19th June, 1941 – 13th August, 1941, 7. Flottille (training)

............................... 1st September, 1941 – 13th March, 1944,  7. Flottille (front boat)

Displacement........ 769 tons (surfaced) 871 tons (submerged) 1070 (total)

Length.................... 67.10m (overall) 50.50m (pressure hull)

Beam..................... 6.20m (overall) 4.70m (pressure hull)

Draught.................. 4.74m

Height.................... 9.60m

Power.................... 3200 hp (surfaced) 750 hp (submerged)

Speed....................17.7 Knots (surfaced) 7.6 Knots (submerged)

Range.................... 8500/10 miles (surfaced) 80/4 (submerged)

Torpedoes............ 14,  4/1 (bow /stern tubes)

Mines..................... 26 TMA

Deck gun............... 88/45 220 rounds    

Crew...................... 44 – 52 men

Maximum depth.....220m (722 feet)

5th October 1942, A man was lost overboard from U – 575. [Oberbootsmaat Herbert Bühler]

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