|Ordered||21 Nov 1940|
|Laid down||21 Sep 1942||Kriegsmarinewerft (KMW), Wilhelmshaven (werk 155)|
|Launched||31 Oct 1943|
|Commissioned||23 Dec 1943||Oblt. Ewald Rademacher|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 17 December 1944 in the Celtic Sea south of Cork, Ireland, in position 51.16N, 08.05W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Nyasaland. 48 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, January 2005).
Previously recorded fate
- Sunk 30 Dec, 1944 in the English Channel south of Weymouth, in position 50.05N, 02.31W, by depth charges from a Canadian Wellington aircraft (RCAF Sqdn. 407/L). (Dr. Axel Niestlé, 1998)
Notes. This attack was most likely against U-486 which escaped unharmed.
This boat is a dive siteDepth: 160 feet (49 meters)
Position (lat, long): 51.16, -8.05
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This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in August 1944 but it was of course installed prior to that date. 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-772 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
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