List of all U-boats

U-67

Type

IXC

 
Ordered7 Aug 1939
Laid down5 Apr 1940 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 986)
Launched30 Oct 1940
Commissioned22 Jan 1941Kptlt. Heinrich Bleichrodt (Oak Leaves)
Commanders
22 Jan 1941 - 4 Jun 1941  Kptlt. Heinrich Bleichrodt (Knights Cross)
5 Jun 1941 - 2 Jul 1941  Oblt. Günther Pfeffer
3 Jul 1941 - 16 Jul 1943  KrvKpt. Günther Müller-Stöckheim (Knights Cross)
Career
7 patrols
22 Jan 1941-31 Aug 1941  2. Flottille (training)
1 Sep 1941-16 Jul 1943  2. Flottille (active service)
Successes13 ships sunk, total tonnage 72,138 GRT
5 ships damaged, total tonnage 29,726 GRT
Fate

Sunk 16 July 1943 in the Sargasso Sea, in position 30.05N, 44.17W, by depth charges from an Avenger aircraft of the US escort carrier USS Core (VC-13). 48 dead and 3 survivors.

Loss position

See the 18 ships hit by U-67 - View the 7 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-67 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Seeräuber (14 Dec 1941 - 23 Dec 1941)
   Wohlgemut (12 Mar 1943 - 22 Mar 1943)
   Seeräuber (25 Mar 1943 - 30 Mar 1943)

Attacks on this boat and other events

11 Dec 1941
The boat was depth charged by the British corvette HMS Bluebell. This attack was thought to have sunk U-208 but instead slightly damaged U-67. (Sources: FDS/NHB)

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 -

U-boat Emblems

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

Media links


U-Boat Adventures

Wiggins, Melanie


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay


Torpedoes in the Gulf

Wiggins, Melanie

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.