|Ordered||25 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||2 Apr 1940||Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 292)|
|Launched||18 Feb 1941|
|Commissioned||31 May 1941||Kptlt. Jürgen von Rosenstiel|
|Successes||14 ships sunk, total tonnage 78,843 GRT|
2 ships damaged, total tonnage 23,797 GRT
U-502 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Reissewolf (21 Oct 1941 - 30 Oct 1941)
Attacks on this boat and other events
9 Jun 1942
U-502 was attacked with depth charges by HMS Churchill after sinking two merchant ships from the TO-5 about 40 miles north-north-east of La Guiara, Venezuela. The destroyer dropped 27 depth charges in five attacks that were well placed according to a radio message later sent by the U-boat, but did no damage.
1 recorded attack on this boat.
General notes on this boat
6 Jul 1942. This boat was the first U-boat sunk by a Wellington bomber and also the first victim of the Leigh Light A/S searchlight.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-502 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Goat with Flowers