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Ordered9 Oct 1939
Laid down18 Jan 1940 Kriegsmarinewerft (KMW), Wilhelmshaven (werk 139)
Launched18 Oct 1941
Commissioned30 Dec 1941Oblt. Klaus Harney
30 Dec 1941 - 1 Sep 1942  Kptlt. Klaus Harney
1 patrol
30 Dec 1941-1 Aug 1942  6. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1942-1 Sep 1942  6. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 1 September 1942 in the North Atlantic south-east of Cape Farewell, Greenland, in position 57.41N, 31.30W, by depth charges from the Canadian corvette HMCS Morden. 43 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB, September 1987).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Previously recorded fate

  • Sunk on 1 Sept, 1942 in the North Atlantic, in position 58.08N, 27.33W, by American Catalina aircraft (Sqdn. VP-73). (Postwar assessment)
    Notes. This attack was in fact against the U-91 inflicting minor damages.

Wolfpack operations

U-756 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Vorw√§rts (25 Aug 1942 - 1 Sep 1942)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-756 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.

Viking Ship and Sword

Media links

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

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay

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