List of all U-boats

U-738

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered10 Apr 1941
Laid down25 Feb 1942 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1535)
Launched12 Dec 1942
Commissioned20 Feb 1943Ltnt. Erich-Michael Hoffmann
Commanders
20 Feb 1943 - 14 Feb 1944  Oblt. Erich-Michael Hoffmann
Career
No patrols
20 Feb 1943-14 Feb 1944  8. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sank 14 Feb 1944 in the Baltic Sea near Gotenhafen, in position 54.31N, 18.33E, after a collision with the steamship Erna. 22 dead and 24 survivors.

Loss position

Raised on 3 March, 1944 and stricken. Broken up in 1944.

Men lost from the boat

3 Aug 1943
Two men were lost overboard in the Baltic Sea. [Bootsmaat Heinz Richter, Matrosengefreiter Josef Häseling]

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -


Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel