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Ordered21 Jul 1937
Laid down2 Jan 1939 Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 261)
Launched16 Nov 1939
Commissioned21 Dec 1939Oblt. Hans-Bernhard Michalowski
21 Dec 1939 - 20 May 1941  Kptlt. Hans-Bernhard Michalowski
20 May 1941 - Sep, 1941  Oblt. Ludwig Forster
Sep, 1941 - 4 Nov 1941  Oblt. Max Wintermeyer
5 Nov 1941 - 19 Nov 1941  Kptlt. Waldemar Mehl (Knights Cross)
20 Nov 1941 - 13 Apr 1942  Kptlt. Horst Schünemann
14 Apr 1942 - 15 Sep 1942  Oblt. Dietrich Epp
16 Sep 1942 - 19 Jul 1943  Oblt. Adolf Schönberg
20 Jul 1943 - 31 Oct 1944  Oblt. Horst Slevogt
1 Nov 1944 - 20 Mar 1945  Ltn. Hans-Eckart Augustin
5 patrols
21 Dec 1939-31 Dec 1939  5. Flottille (training)
1 Jan 1940-31 Jan 1940  1. Flottille (training)
1 Feb 1940-30 Sep 1940  1. Flottille (active service)
1 Oct 1940-20 Mar 1945  21. Flottille (school boat)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 4,581 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,350 tons

Decommissioned on 20 March 1945 at Wilhelmshaven.

Scuttled on 5 May 1945 at Wilhelmshaven, western entrance to Raederschleuse. Wreck broken up.

Final location

See the 2 ships hit by U-62 - View the 5 war patrols

Attacks on this boat and other events

24 May 1940
U-62 encountered an enemy submarine in the North Sea. The latter launched torpedoes, but the U-boat was able to dodge them.

29 Jul 1940
British submarine HMS Sealion (Lt Cdr Ben Bryant) sighted U-62 as the latter was returning from patrol on the surface. Sealion launched three torpedoes, but the Germans had seen her periscope and avoided the salvo. Sealion then surfaced and engaged with her deck gun. U-62 dived and eluded the British boat with only 27 minutes worth of battery life.

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-62 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 3 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

Crew XII/39

Black Swords

Life Rune

Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay

There was another U-62 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 2 Aug 1916 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 30 Dec 1916. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 62 during WWI.

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