List of all U-boats

U-762

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered9 Oct 1939
Laid down2 Jan 1941 Kriegsmarinewerft (KMW), Wilhelmshaven (werk 145)
Launched21 Nov 1942
Commissioned30 Jan 1943Oblt. Wolfgang Hille
Commanders
30 Jan 1943 - 14 Dec 1943  Kptlt. Wolfgang Hille
15 Dec 1943 - 8 Feb 1944  Oblt. Walter Pietschmann
Career
2 patrols
30 Jan 1943-31 Jul 1943  8. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1943-8 Feb 1944  9. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk on 8 February 1944 in the North Atlantic south-west of Ireland, in position 49.02N, 16.58W, by depth charges from the British sloops HMS Woodpecker and HMS Wild Goose. 51 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 2 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-762 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Rossbach (6 Oct 1943 - 9 Oct 1943)
   Schlieffen (14 Oct 1943 - 22 Oct 1943)
   Siegfried (22 Oct 1943 - 27 Oct 1943)
   Rügen 1 (6 Jan 1944 - 7 Jan 1944)
   Rügen (7 Jan 1944 - 26 Jan 1944)
   Stürmer (26 Jan 1944 - 3 Feb 1944)

Attacks on this boat and other events

8 Oct 1943
A British B-24 Liberator (Sqdn 120, pilot Bryan W. Turnbull) attacked the boat and drove her under. A destroyer joined the attack but the boat escaped, although two men were wounded and one of the diesel engines was damaged. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 430)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Men lost from the boat

8 Oct 1943
A British B-24 Liberator (Sqdn 120, pilot Bryan W. Turnbull) attacked the boat and drove her under. A destroyer joined the attack but the boat escaped, although two men were wounded and one of the diesel engines was damaged.

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


Media links


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