|Ordered||2 Jun 1938|
|Laid down||28 Dec 1939||Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 4)|
|Launched||3 Oct 1940|
|Commissioned||3 Dec 1940||Oblt. Friedrich von Hippel|
|Successes||2 ships sunk, total tonnage 7,290 GRT|
Sunk on 5 April 1941 in the North Atlantic south of Iceland, in position 58.35N, 20.20W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Wolverine and the British sloop HMS Scarborough. 1 dead and 42 survivors.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-76 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
There was another U-76 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 12 Mar 1916 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 11 May 1916. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 76 during WWI.