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 on 25 March 1944 in the Bay of Biscay south-west of St. Nazaire, in position 46.50N, 02.41,5W, by gunfire from two British Mosquito aircraft (248 Sqn RAF/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