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 21 Dec 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 and the British corvette HMS Samphire. 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