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Ordered9 Oct 1939
Laid down15 Nov 1940 Kriegsmarinewerft (KMW), Wilhelmshaven (werk 142)
Launched30 May 1942
Commissioned15 Aug 1942Oblt. Rudolf Friedrich
15 Aug 1942 - 15 Jul 1943  Kptlt. Rudolf Friedrich
2 patrols
15 Aug 1942-31 Jan 1943  5. Flottille (training)
1 Feb 1943-15 Jul 1943  9. Flottille (active service)
Successes2 ships sunk, total tonnage 12,764 GRT

Sunk on 15 July 1943 in the Caribbean Sea south of Haiti, in position 15.58N, 73.44W, by depth charges from a US Mariner aircraft (VP-32 USN/P-10). 47 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, December 1997).

Loss position

See the 2 ships hit by U-759 - View the 2 war patrols

Previously recorded fate

  • Sunk by the American Mariner aircraft (USN VP-32/P-12) on 26 July 1943 in position 18.06N, 75.00W. (Postwar assessment)
    Notes. This attack actually sank the U-359.

Wolfpack operations

U-759 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Neptun (18 Feb 1943 - 3 Mar 1943)

Attacks on this boat and other events

6 Jul 1943
After sinking the Dutch merchant Poelau Roebiah in convoy ZG 36 east of Jamaica, U-759 was attacked by an aircraft and the US Coast Guard cutter USCGC Bronco (WYP 340) (two depth charges from each), but escaped unscathed.

8 Jul 1943
The boat was attacked by a US Navy scout plane but escaped unharmed after seven hours of attacks by Allied surface ships brought in by the aircraft. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page )

2 recorded attacks 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-759 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.

Diving Eagle

Media links

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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

Wynn, Kenneth

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