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U-760

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered9 Oct 1939
Laid down5 Aug 1940 Kriegsmarinewerft (KMW), Wilhelmshaven (werk 143)
Launched21 Jun 1942
Commissioned15 Oct 1942Oblt. Otto-Ulrich Blum
Commanders
15 Oct 1942 - 8 Sep 1943  Kptlt. Otto-Ulrich Blum
Career
2 patrols
15 Oct 1942-30 Apr 1943  8. Flottille (training)
1 May 1943-8 Sep 1943  3. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Interned on 8 September 1943 at Vigo, Spain.

Transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland from El Ferrol, Spain on 23 July 1945.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
She was interned at El Ferrol, Spain in 1943. Sunk on 13 Dec, 1945 in position 55.50N, 10.05W.

Blue marker shows final fate during Operation Deadlight. Orange marker shows German surrender.

View the 2 war patrols

U-760 had been damaged in an air attack on 12 August 1943 and was returning to port when both diesel engines failed west of Cape Finisterre. With weak batteries the boat had no chance to reach France and the BdU allowed it to enter Vigo, Spain on 8 September 1943. As it was impossible to leave again within 24 hours the Spanish authorities interned U-760 according to neutrality laws, put it under supervision of the Spanish Navy cruiser Navarra and later transferred to boat to El Ferrol where it remained until the end of the war.

Wolfpack operations

U-760 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Iller (12 May 1943 - 15 May 1943)
   Donau 1 (15 May 1943 - 26 May 1943)

Attacks on this boat and other events

26 Feb 1943
A man from U-760 was killed during an air raid on Wilhelmshaven. [Obermaschinist Jakob Ippendorf]

12 Aug 1943
At 1815hrs the boat was strafed and attacked with three depth charges by a US Liberator aircraft (VB-103 USN, pilot Lt(jg) Thueson) about 470nm south of Newfoundland. It fought off the attack with intense AA fire and escaped by crash diving, but one man was lost overboard. [Matrosenenobergefreiter Günter Werner]. U-760 sustained damage to the periscopes and forward torpedo tubes and had to break off the patrol.

2 recorded attacks on this boat.

Men lost from the boat

26 Feb 1943
A man from U-760 was killed during an air raid on Wilhelmshaven. [Obermaschinist Jakob Ippendorf]

12 Aug 1943
At 1815hrs the boat was strafed and attacked with three depth charges by a US Liberator aircraft (VB-103 USN, pilot Lt(jg) Thueson) about 470nm south of Newfoundland. It fought off the attack with intense AA fire and escaped by crash diving, but one man was lost overboard. [Matrosenenobergefreiter Günter Werner]. U-760 sustained damage to the periscopes and forward torpedo tubes and had to break off the patrol.

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

U-boat Emblems

We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


The Olympic Rings - Crew 36

Olympic Rings and 13

Media links


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


U-Boats at War

Showell, Jak P. Mallmann


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


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris