List of all U-boats

U-976

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered5 Jun 1941
Laid down9 Jul 1942 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 176)
Launched25 Mar 1943
Commissioned5 May 1943Oblt. Raimund Tiesler
Commanders
5 May 1943 - 25 Mar 1944   Raimund Tiesler
Career
2 patrols
5 May 1943-31 Oct 1943  5. Flottille (training)
1 Nov 1943-25 Mar 1944  7. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 25 Mar 1944 in the Bay of Biscay near St. Nazaire, in position 46.48N, 02.43W, by gunfire from two British Mosquito aircraft (Sqdn. 248/L/I). 4 dead and 49 survivors.

Loss position

View the 2 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-976 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Coronel 1 (14 Dec 1943 - 17 Dec 1943)
   Amrum (18 Dec 1943 - 23 Dec 1943)
   Rügen 4 (23 Dec 1943 - 28 Dec 1943)
   Rügen 6 (28 Dec 1943 - 2 Jan 1944)
   Rügen 5 (2 Jan 1944 - 7 Jan 1944)
   Rügen (7 Jan 1944 - 26 Jan 1944)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-976 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.


The Snorting Bull - U-47

Media links


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


Dark Sky, Deep Water

Franks, Norman