|Ordered||10 Apr 1941|
|Laid down||1 Feb 1942||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 152)|
|Launched||14 Oct 1942|
|Commissioned||10 Dec 1942||Oblt. Oskar Curio|
|Successes||2 ships sunk, total tonnage 13,374 GRT|
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 925 tons
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,176 GRT
Badly damaged on 5 July 1944 in Missiessy Dock No. 3 at Toulon, France, by bombs during US air raid (15th AF).
Decommissioned on 12 July 1944. Wreck captured by French forces in August 1944 and broken up in 1946.
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.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.