|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||15 Aug 1942||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1068)|
|Launched||8 Jun 1943|
|Commissioned||7 Oct 1943||Kptlt. Heinrich Timm (Knights Cross)|
|Successes||7 ships sunk, total tonnage 42,374 GRT|
Taken over by Japan at Singapore on 5 May 1945, and became the Japanese submarine I 502, 15 July 1945.
The Japanese submarine I 502 surrendered at Singapore in August 1945. On 15 February 1946, towed into the Straits of Malacca, off Singapore, by HM Tug Growler and scuttled there by the frigate HMS Loch Lomand.
Attacks on this boat
20 Aug 1944
A British Catalina (Sqdn 265/H) attacked the boat. The boat shot down the aircraft and escaped despite a massive search for it.
1 recorded attack on this boat.
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in August 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-862 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.