|Ordered||9 Oct 1939|
|Laid down||8 Jul 1940||H C Stülcken Sohn, Hamburg (werk 761)|
|Launched||24 May 1941|
|Commissioned||3 Sep 1941||Kptlt. Wolf-Rüdiger von Rabenau|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Left Kiel, Germany on 21 March, 1942.
Missing from 3 April, 1942 in the North Sea, in position 59.55,8N, 02.23,3E, possibly by a drifting mine. 44 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, June 1990).
In 1987 a wreck of a German U-boat was found off Norway during an oil exploration, that wreck is probably the U-702 and it appears to have hit a floating mine on its way to Bergen.
General notes on this boat
In 1987 a wreck that is most probably U-702 was found during oil exploration off Norway.
Men lost from the boat
9 Sep 1941
The chief engineer (LI) was killed during an accident in Kiel. The boat was undergoing trials at the time.
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
U-boats Missing in Action.