|Ordered||25 May 1941|
|Laid down||2 Oct 1942||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 187)|
|Launched||2 Jun 1943|
|Commissioned||8 Jul 1943||Oblt. Hilmar-Karl Schreyer|
|Successes||No 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).
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.