List of all U-boats

U-773

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered21 Nov 1940
Laid down13 Oct 1942 Kriegsmarinewerft (KMW), Wilhelmshaven (werk 156)
Launched8 Dec 1943
Commissioned20 Jan 1944Ltnt. Richard Lange
Commanders
20 Jan 1944 - 17 Apr 1944  Oblt. Richard Lange
18 Apr 1944 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. Hugo Baldus
Career
3 patrols
20 Jan 1944-31 Jul 1944  31. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1944-30 Sep 1944  1. Flottille (active service)
1 Oct 1944-8 May 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

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)
Sunk on 8 December, 1945 at 56.10N x 10.05W by unknown causes.

Final location

Blue marker shows final fate during Operation Deadlight. Orange marker shows German surrender.

View the 3 war patrols

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.

Schnorchel-fitted U-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.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Elf on Torpedo

Media links


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


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


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris