construction number: 75
type: VII C
construction dockyard: Blohm & Voß, Hamburg
construction order: 08.01.40
keel laying: 01.08.40
army postal service nr.: M 44068
7. U-Fl. trainings boat 19.06.41 – 31.08.41
7. U-Fl. front boat 01.09.41 – 13.03.44
During the dockyard time from 12/43-2/44 get the boat a snorkel.
MAXIMUM DEPTH: 230 meters
The abecedarian constructions numbers, which are attached from Blohm & Voß to the U-Boats today, probably were been attached after the war.
Summary of the Interrogation Report (US-Office of Naval Intelligence)
Here the crew of U-575 lived on a parent ship of the Horn line. Torpedo-firing trials were the first to be made. These were followed by various tests such as the measured mile and a primitive kind of Agrufront (but not under this name). There were no tactical exercises. Following a short period in dock in Trondheim, U-575 was ready to leave on her first war patrol.
The officers at this time were:
Captain: Kapitänleutnant Gunther Heydemann, of the 1933 term.
Executive Officer: Leutnant Boehme (O.N.I. Note: It is not known which Boehme this is.)
Second Watch Officer: Leutnant Stahl (O.N.I. Note: Possibly Albert Stahl, of the 1937 A term, later Commanding Officer of U-648.)
Engineer Officer: Oberleutnant (Ing.) Kiehn (O.N.I. Note: Believed to be Helmut Kiehn, of the 1936 term.)
Four U-Boats on the launchway 10 by Blohm & Voß at 24.9.1940. From left to right:
U 578, U 577, U 576, U 575 and U 567 (on launchway 9).
Poem to the dockyard