List of all U-boats

U-952

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered10 Apr 1941
Laid down1 Feb 1942 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 152)
Launched14 Oct 1942
Commissioned10 Dec 1942Oblt. Oskar Curio
Commanders
10 Dec 1942 - 6 Aug 1944  Kptlt. Oskar Curio
Career
5 patrols
10 Dec 1942-30 Apr 1943  5. Flottille (training)
1 May 1943-31 Jan 1944  3. Flottille (active service)
1 Feb 1944-6 Aug 1944  29. Flottille (active service)
Successes2 ships sunk, total tonnage 13,374 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 925 tons
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,176 GRT
Fate

Sunk on 6 Aug 1944 in the Mediterranean at Toulon, France by US bombs.

Loss position

See the 4 ships hit by U-952 - View the 5 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-952 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Without name (5 May 1943 - 10 May 1943)
   Isar (10 May 1943 - 15 May 1943)
   Donau 1 (15 May 1943 - 26 May 1943)
   Leuthen (15 Sep 1943 - 24 Sep 1943)
   Rossbach (27 Sep 1943 - 6 Oct 1943)

Attacks on this boat and other events

24 Apr 1943
16.50 hrs, off the Norwegian coast: the boat was damaged in a strafing attack by six Beaufighters of RAF Sqdn 235. Two men were wounded.

19 May 1943
The frigate HMS Tay (Cmdr. R. E. Sherwood) depth charged the boat near convoy SC 130. Severe damage forced U-952 to return to port, arriving 31 May. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 334)

2 recorded attacks on this boat.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-952 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.


Ahaque

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