List of all U-boats

U-67

Type

IXC

 
Ordered7 Aug 1939
Laid down5 Apr 1940 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 986)
Launched30 Oct 1940
Commissioned22 Jan 1941Kptlt. Heinrich Bleichrodt (Oak Leaves)
Commanders
22 Jan 1941 - 4 Jun 1941  Kptlt. Heinrich Bleichrodt (Knights Cross)
5 Jun 1941 - 2 Jul 1941  Oblt. Günther Pfeffer
3 Jul 1941 - 16 Jul 1943  KrvKpt. Günther Müller-Stöckheim (Knights Cross)
Career
7 patrols
22 Jan 1941-31 Aug 1941  2. Flottille (training)
1 Sep 1941-16 Jul 1943  2. Flottille (active service)
Successes13 ships sunk, total tonnage 72,138 GRT
5 ships damaged, total tonnage 29,726 GRT
Fate

Sunk on 16 July 1943 in the Sargasso Sea south-west of the Azores, in position 30.05N, 44.17W, by depth charges from an Avenger aircraft (VC-13 USN) of the US escort carrier USS Core. 48 dead and 3 survivors.

Loss position

See the 18 ships hit by U-67 - View the 7 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-67 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Seeräuber (14 Dec 1941 - 23 Dec 1941)
   Wohlgemut (12 Mar 1943 - 22 Mar 1943)
   Seeräuber (25 Mar 1943 - 30 Mar 1943)

Attacks on this boat and other events

11 Dec 1941
The boat was depth charged by the British corvette HMS Bluebell. This attack was thought to have sunk U-208 but instead slightly damaged U-67. (Sources: FDS/NHB)

30 Mar 1942
A British submarine fired torpedoes at U-67, which missed by 150m.

28 Mar 1943
During an attack by Wolfpack Seeräuber (Pirate) on the small convoy RS 3 in which three ships were sunk, three U-boats (of eight) were seriously damaged, one of which was U-67, hit by air-launched torpedoes. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 204)

3 recorded attacks on this boat.

Men lost from the boat

27 Oct 1942
One man died following an explosion during torpedo loading on U-67 [Matrosenobergefreiter Heinz Hartmann].

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -

U-boat Emblems

We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


The Lighthouse - U-67

Bucking Goat on a Star

Media links


U-Boat Adventures

Wiggins, Melanie


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay


Torpedoes in the Gulf

Wiggins, Melanie

There was another U-67 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 15 May 1915 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 4 Aug 1915. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 67 during WWI.