List of all U-boats

U-707

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered6 Aug 1940
Laid down2 Jan 1941 H C Stülcken Sohn, Hamburg (werk 771)
Launched18 Dec 1941
Commissioned1 Jul 1942Oblt. Günther Gretschel
Commanders
1 Jul 1942 - 9 Nov 1943  Oblt. Günter Gretschel
Career
3 patrols
1 Jul 1942-8 Dec 1942  8. Flottille (training)
9 Dec 1942-9 Nov 1943  7. Flottille (active service)
Successes2 ships sunk, total tonnage 11,811 GRT
Fate

Sunk 9 Nov, 1943 east of the Azores, in position 40.31N, 20.17W, by depth charges from a British Fortress aircraft (Sqdn. 220/J). 51 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 2 ships hit by U-707 - View the 3 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-707 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Haudegen (26 Jan 1943 - 2 Feb 1943)
   Nordsturm (2 Feb 1943 - 9 Feb 1943)
   Haudegen (9 Feb 1943 - 15 Feb 1943)
   Taifun (15 Feb 1943 - 20 Feb 1943)
   Specht (19 Apr 1943 - 4 May 1943)
   Fink (4 May 1943 - 6 May 1943)
   Naab (12 May 1943 - 15 May 1943)
   Donau 2 (15 May 1943 - 26 May 1943)
   Schill (25 Oct 1943 - 9 Nov 1943)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-707 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.


7 in a Circle

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel