|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||15 Aug 1942||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1068)|
|Launched||8 Jun 1943|
|Commissioned||7 Oct 1943||Kptlt. Heinrich Timm (Knights Cross)|
|Successes||7 ships sunk, total tonnage 42,374 GRT|
Taken over by Japan at Singapore on 5 May 1945, and became the Japanese submarine I 502 on 15 July 1945.
Post war information (see more post-war boats):
Attacks on this boat and other events
20 Aug 1944
A British Catalina (Sqdn 265/H) attacked the boat. The boat shot down the aircraft and escaped, despite a massive search that followed.
1 recorded attack on this boat.
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in March 1944.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-862 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.
Chimneysweeper with Torpedo