|Ordered||2 Jun 1938|
|Laid down||15 Dec 1939||Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 3)|
|Launched||18 Oct 1940|
|Commissioned||19 Dec 1940||Kptlt. Helmuth Ringelmann|
|Successes||7 ships sunk, total tonnage 37,884 GRT|
2 warships sunk, total tonnage 744 tons
Sunk on 28 December 1941 in the Mediterranean north-west of Mersa Matruh, in position 31.50N, 26.40E, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Kipling. 14 dead and 30 survivors.
U-75 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
West (2 Jun 1941 - 20 Jun 1941)
Goeben (27 Sep 1941 - 5 Oct 1941)
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-75 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
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
There was another U-75 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 30 Jan 1916 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 26 Mar 1916. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 75 during WWI.
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