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Ordered21 Nov 1940
Laid down21 Sep 1942 Kriegsmarinewerft (KMW), Wilhelmshaven (werk 155)
Launched31 Oct 1943
Commissioned23 Dec 1943Oblt. Ewald Rademacher
23 Dec 1943 - 17 Dec 1944  Kptlt. Ewald Rademacher
2 patrols
23 Dec 1943-31 Jul 1944  31. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1944-14 Oct 1944  9. Flottille (active service)
15 Oct 1944-17 Dec 1944  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo 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).

Loss position

View the 2 war patrols

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 NiestlĂ©, 1998)
    Notes. This attack was most likely against U-486 which escaped unharmed.

This boat is a dive site

Depth: 160 feet (49 meters)
Position (lat, long): 51.16, -8.05

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Schnorchel-fitted U-boat

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.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

10th Flotilla

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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