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

Left Brest on 28 Dec 1943.
Sunk 8 Feb 1944 in the North Atlantic, 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 bomber (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 a diesel engine 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 bomber (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 a diesel engine 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