List of all U-boats

U-767

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down5 Apr 1941 Kriegsmarinewerft (KMW), Wilhelmshaven (werk 150)
Launched10 Jul 1943
Commissioned11 Sep 1943Oblt. Walter Dankleff
Commanders
11 Sep 1943 - 18 Jun 1944  Oblt. Walter Dankleff
Career
1 patrol
11 Sep 1943-30 Apr 1944  8. Flottille (training)
1 May 1944-18 Jun 1944  1. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,370 tons
Fate

Sunk 18 June 1944 in the English Channel south-west of Guernsey, in position 49.03N, 03.13W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Fame, HMS Inconstant and HMS Havelock. 49 dead and 1 survivor.

Loss position

See the 1 ships hit by U-767 - View the 1 war patrol

This boat is a dive site

The discovery of U-767 a type VIIC U-boat lost in action was recently discovered by the Starfish Enterprise team whilst exploring Deep wrecks off North West France.

The first images from the wreck can now be seen on the page here below as well as historic images of the vessel and the entire story of her loss not forgetting the escape of a single man from a depth of 75m.

Depth: 250 feet (76 meters)
Position (lat, long): 49.03, -3.13

See more U-boat dive sites.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in April 1944. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Annoucements related to this boat

U-767 located (26 Mar 2003)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-767 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


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