List of all U-boats
|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||13 Jun 1942||Howaldtswerke Hamburg AG, Hamburg (werk 825)|
|Launched||6 Jul 1943|
|Commissioned||4 Aug 1943||Oblt. Werner Sass|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk after 12 February 1945 in the Gulf of Finland south of Hanko, in approx. position 59.30N, 23.00E, by a mine in the barrage Vantaa 3 laid by the Finnish minelayers Louhi and Routsinsalmi on 12 January 1945. 57 dead (all hands lost).
Wreck of U-676 and U-745 discovered
In late 2012 the Finnish diving team 'Badewanne', after 10 years of searching, reported they had found both U-676 and U-745 in the Gulf of Finland south of Hanko. Both boats went missing in early 1945 with all hands lost. The boats were apparently lost in the mine barrage Vantaa 3 laid by the Finnish minelayers Louhi and Routsinsalmi on 12 Jan 1945.
Information on Finnish mine laying operations (external site)
Documentation from National Geographic about the discovery of U-676 and U-745 (in German).
Attacks on this boat and other events
5 Oct 1944
The boat claimed two Soviet planes (an Il-2 and a Pe-2) shot down near Ösel island in the Baltic. The U-boat was acting as a convoy flak escort.
1 recorded attack 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-676 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
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