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U-752

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered9 Oct 1939
Laid down5 Jan 1940 Kriegsmarinewerft (KMW), Wilhelmshaven (werk 135)
Launched29 Mar 1941
Commissioned24 May 1941Kptlt. Karl-Ernst Schroeter
Commanders
24 May 1941 - 23 May 1943  KrvKpt. Karl-Ernst Schroeter
Career
9 patrols
24 May 1941-1 Aug 1941  3. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1941-23 May 1943  3. Flottille (active service)
Successes7 ships sunk, total tonnage 32,966 GRT
2 auxiliary warships sunk, total tonnage 1,134 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 4,799 GRT
Fate

Sunk on 23 May 1943 in the North Atlantic, in position 51.40N, 29.49W, by rockets from a Swordfish aircraft (819 Sqn FAA/G) of the British escort carrier HMS Archer. 29 dead and 17 survivors.

Loss position

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See the 10 ships hit by U-752 - View the 9 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-752 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Westwall (2 Mar 1942 - 12 Mar 1942)
   Hai (3 Jul 1942 - 21 Jul 1942)
   Schlagetot (9 Nov 1942 - 21 Nov 1942)
   Habicht (10 Jan 1943 - 19 Jan 1943)
   Haudegen (19 Jan 1943 - 9 Feb 1943)
   Amsel 3 (4 May 1943 - 6 May 1943)
   Rhein (7 May 1943 - 10 May 1943)
   Elbe 1 (10 May 1943 - 14 May 1943)
   Oder (17 May 1943 - 19 May 1943)
   Mosel (19 May 1943 - 23 May 1943)

Attacks on this boat and other events

23 Aug 1941
Soviet submarine M-172 attacked U-752 off Vardø, Norway, possibly firing two torpedoes. U-752 escaped unharmed. (Sources: Polmar, N. and Noot, J.)

10 Feb 1943
An American B-24 Liberator (Sqdn 2, pilot William L. Sanford) attacked the boat. U-752 was already returning to base after breaking off the patrol when this attack took place. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 183)

2 recorded attacks on this boat.

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-752 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.


Coat of Arms of Reutlingen

Media links


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay