|Ordered||9 Oct 1939|
|Laid down||16 Dec 1940||Kriegsmarinewerft (KMW), Wilhelmshaven (werk 144)|
|Launched||26 Sep 1942|
|Commissioned||3 Dec 1942||Oblt. Horst Geider|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
During the attempt to pass the Straits of Gibraltar U-761 was detected by US Catalina aircraft (VP 63/P-15) and attacked by British Catalina aircraft (Sqdn. 202/G) and an American Ventura aircraft (VB-127).
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-761 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.