|Ordered||9 Oct 1939|
|Laid down||5 Aug 1940||Kriegsmarinewerft (KMW), Wilhelmshaven (werk 143)|
|Launched||21 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||15 Oct 1942||Oblt. Otto-Ulrich Blum|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
On September 8, 1943, U-760 was sailing on the surface alongside the U-262 when they were attacked by a British Wellington aircraft (Sqdn 179/C) about 150 miles out of Cape of Finisterre. The U-760 arrived at Vigo harbor and was put under the supervision of the Spanish Navy cruiser Navarra. After 24 hours the boat had not left the harbor (the neutrality laws allowed this time frame for emergency repairs and such) and it was interned. The boat was taken to El Ferrol where she remained until the end of the war.
On July 23, 1945 the boat was taken to England for Operation Deadlight.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Attacks on this boat and other events
26 Feb 1943
A man from U-760 was killed during an air attack in Wilhelmshaven. [Obermaschinist Jakob Ippendorf]
12 Aug 1943
During an air attack in the North Atlantic one man was lost. [Matrosenenobergefreiter GŁnter Werner]. The boat was damaged and had to abort its patrol.
2 recorded attacks on this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-760 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.