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Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down15 Feb 1941 Kriegsmarinewerft (KMW), Wilhelmshaven (werk 148)
Launched22 Apr 1943
Commissioned19 Jun 1943Oblt. Werner Wendt
19 Jun 1943 - 6 May 1944  Oblt. Werner Wendt
1 patrol
19 Jun 1943-31 Mar 1944  8. Flottille (training)
1 Apr 1944-6 May 1944  7. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 6 May 1944 in the North Atlantic west of Ireland, in position 52.30N, 28.28W, by depth charges from a Swordfish aircraft (825 Sqn FAA/V) of the British escort carrier HMS Vindex and the British frigates HMS Bickerton, HMS Bligh and HMS Aylmer. 37 dead and 11 survivors.

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-765 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

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