List of all U-boats

U-567

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered24 Oct 1939
Laid down27 Apr 1940 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 543)
Launched6 Mar 1941
Commissioned24 Apr 1941Kptlt. Theodor Fahr
Commanders
24 Apr 1941 - 14 Oct 1941   Theodor Fahr
15 Oct 1941 - 21 Dec 1941  Kptlt. Engelbert Endrass (Knights Cross)
Career
3 patrols
24 Apr 1941-1 Aug 1941  3. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1941-31 Oct 1941  3. Flottille (active service)
1 Nov 1941-21 Dec 1941  7. Flottille (active service)
Successes2 ships sunk, total tonnage 6,809 GRT
Fate

Sunk on 21 December 1941 in the North Atlantic north-east of the Azores, in position 44.02N, 20.10W, by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Deptford. 47 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 2 ships hit by U-567 - View the 3 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-567 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Grönland (10 Aug 1941 - 23 Aug 1941)
   Kurfürst (23 Aug 1941 - 2 Sep 1941)
   Seewolf (2 Sep 1941 - 9 Sep 1941)
   Stosstrupp (30 Oct 1941 - 4 Nov 1941)
   Störtebecker (15 Nov 1941 - 24 Nov 1941)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-567 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


The Snorting Bull - U-47

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay