List of all U-boats

U-702

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered9 Oct 1939
Laid down8 Jul 1940 H C Stülcken Sohn, Hamburg (werk 761)
Launched24 May 1941
Commissioned3 Sep 1941Kptlt. Wolf-Rüdiger von Rabenau
Commanders
3 Sep 1941 - 3 Apr 1942  KrvKpt. Wolf-Rüdiger von Rabenau
Career
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
Fate

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).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

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 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.


Elephant

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


Related page:
U-boats Missing in Action.