List of all U-boats

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

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)
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

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
During an air attack in the North Atlantic one man was lost. [Matrosenenobergefreiter Günter Werner]. The boat was damaged 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
During an air attack in the North Atlantic one man was lost. [Matrosenenobergefreiter Günter Werner]. The boat was damaged 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