|Ordered||9 Oct 1939|
|Laid down||8 Jul 1940||H C Stülcken Sohn, Hamburg (werk 761)|
|Launched||24 May 1941|
|Commissioned||3 Sep 1941||Kptlt. Wolf-Rüdiger von Rabenau|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 31 March 1942 in the North Sea west of Denmark, in approx. position 56.34N, 06.16E, by a mine in the British field FD 37 laid by the French submarine Rubis on 21 March 1942. 44 dead (all hands lost).
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U-702 left Heligoland on 30 March 1942 to operate in the Norwegian Sea, was ordered to enter Bergen on 2 April and posted as missing when it failed to arrive or report its position on 4 April. The French submarine Rubis had laid 21 mines off the northern exit of way Blau taken by U-702 en route to its operational area.Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-702 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
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