List of all U-boats

U-967

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered5 Jun 1941
Laid down16 May 1942 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 167)
Launched4 Feb 1943
Commissioned11 Mar 1943Ltnt. Herbert Loeder
Commanders
11 Mar 1943 - Apr, 1944  Oblt. Herbert Loeder
Apr, 1944 - 1 Jul 1944  KrvKpt. Albrecht Brandi (Knights Cross)
2 Jul 1944 - 12 Jul 1944  Oblt. Heinz-Eugen Eberbach
Career
3 patrols
11 Mar 1943-30 Sep 1943  5. Flottille (training)
1 Oct 1943-29 Feb 1944  6. Flottille (active service)
1 Mar 1944-12 Jul 1944  29. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,300 tons
Fate

Scuttled on 19 August 1944 off Saint-Mandrier peninsula at Toulon, France, in position 43.05N, 05.56E, to prevent capture because the boat was unseaworthy after being badly damaged by bombs during US air raids (15th AF) at Toulon on 5 July, 11 July and 6 August 1944. 2 dead, unknown number of survivors.

See the 1 ships hit by U-967 - View the 3 war patrols

Wreck raised in 1945 and broken up.

Wolfpack operations

U-967 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Siegfried (25 Oct 1943 - 27 Oct 1943)
   Siegfried 1 (27 Oct 1943 - 30 Oct 1943)
   K├Ârner (30 Oct 1943 - 2 Nov 1943)
   Tirpitz 2 (2 Nov 1943 - 8 Nov 1943)
   Eisenhart 4 (9 Nov 1943 - 15 Nov 1943)
   Schill 3 (18 Nov 1943 - 22 Nov 1943)

Attacks on this boat and other events

21 Nov 1943
At 06.12 hrs the boat fought off a "Halifax" aircraft with flak. This was probably B-24 Liberator A for Able from 53 Sqdn RAF, pilot W/C H.R.A. Edwards, AFC), escorting convoy SL 139, which was unable to attack because its Leigh Light failed. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

30 Nov 1943
While inbound in the Bay of Biscay an unidentified aircraft attacked the boat, which again escaped unharmed. The boat put into St. Nazaire the next day. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 441)

2 recorded attacks on this boat.

Men lost from the boat

12 Oct 1943
The boat lost a man overboard in the North Atlantic on 12 October. [Mechnikergfreiter Hans Brackert]

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -

U-boat Emblems

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


7 and Clover

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