List of all U-boats




Ordered9 Oct 1939
Laid down8 Jul 1940 H C Stülcken Sohn, Hamburg (werk 761)
Launched24 May 1941
Commissioned3 Sep 1941Kptlt. Wolf-Rüdiger von Rabenau
3 Sep 1941 - 3 Apr 1942  KrvKpt. Wolf-Rüdiger von Rabenau
1 patrol
3 Sep 1941-28 Feb 1942  5. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1942-3 Apr 1942  7. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 31 March 1942 in the North Sea west of Denmark, in approx. position 56.34N, 06.16E, by a mine in the British field FD 37 laid by the French submarine Rubis on 21 March 1942. 44 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, July 2012).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

U-702 left Heligoland on 30 March 1942 to operate in the Norwegian Sea, was ordered to enter Bergen on 2 April and posted as missing when it failed to arrive or report its position on 4 April. The French submarine Rubis had laid 21 mines off the northern exit of way Blau taken by U-702 en route to its operational area.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-702 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.


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