|Ordered||21 Nov 1940|
|Laid down||13 Oct 1942||Kriegsmarinewerft (KMW), Wilhelmshaven (werk 156)|
|Launched||8 Dec 1943|
|Commissioned||20 Jan 1944||Ltnt. Richard Lange|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Trondheim, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).
Transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland for Operation Deadlight.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Attacks on this boat and other events
21 Mar 1945
The boat was depth charged by an escort in the North Atlantic and so heavily damaged that she had to return to base.
1 recorded attack on this boat.
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in October 1944 but it was of course installed prior to that date. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-773 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Elf on torpedo