|Ordered||9 Oct 1939|
|Laid down||16 Dec 1940||Kriegsmarinewerft (KMW), Wilhelmshaven (werk 144)|
|Launched||26 Sep 1942|
|Commissioned||3 Dec 1942||Oblt. Horst Geider|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Scuttled on 24 February 1944 in the Strait of Gibraltar north of Tangier, in position 35.55N, 05.45W, after being badly damaged by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Anthony and HMS Wishart, a British Catalina (202 Sqn RAF/G), a US Ventura (VB-127 USN/B-46) and two US Catalina aircraft (VP-63 USN/P-14 & P-15). 9 dead and 48 survivors.
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Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-761 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.