|Ordered||7 Aug 1939|
|Laid down||5 Apr 1940||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 986)|
|Launched||30 Oct 1940|
|Commissioned||22 Jan 1941||Kptlt. Heinrich Bleichrodt (Oak Leaves)|
|Successes||13 ships sunk, total tonnage 72,138 GRT|
5 ships damaged, total tonnage 29,726 GRT
Sunk on 16 July 1943 in the Sargasso Sea south-west of the Azores, in position 30.05N, 44.17W, by depth charges from an Avenger aircraft (VC-13 USN) of the US escort carrier USS Core. 48 dead and 3 survivors.
Attacks on this boat and other events
30 Mar 1942
A British submarine fired torpedoes at U-67, which missed by 150m.
28 Mar 1943
During an attack by Wolfpack Seeräuber (Pirate) on the small convoy RS 3 in which three ships were sunk, three U-boats (of eight) were seriously damaged, one of which was U-67, hit by air-launched torpedoes. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 204)
3 recorded attacks on this boat.
Men lost from the boat
27 Oct 1942
One man died following an explosion during torpedo loading on U-67 [Matrosenobergefreiter Heinz Hartmann].
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
The Lighthouse - U-67
Bucking Goat on a Star
There was another U-67 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 15 May 1915 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 4 Aug 1915. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 67 during WWI.