|Ordered||9 Oct 1939|
|Laid down||3 May 1940||H C Stülcken Sohn, Hamburg (werk 760)|
|Launched||16 Apr 1941|
|Commissioned||16 Jul 1941||Kptlt. Horst Degen|
|Successes||5 ships sunk, total tonnage 25,390 GRT|
4 auxiliary warships sunk, total tonnage 1,666 GRT
4 ships damaged, total tonnage 37,093 GRT
1 warship damaged, total tonnage 1,190 tons
Sunk 7 July, 1942 near Cape Hatteras, USA, in position 34.50N, 74.55W, by depth charges from an American Hudson aircraft (US Army Bomb. Sqdn. 396). 39 dead and 7 survivors.
This boat is a dive site
This boat lies in 100 feet (33m) deep waters of Cape Hatteras, USA. She was discovered in 1989 by a team led by Uwe Lovas.
This wreck is a German war grave and should be respected as such
Update: You can see some diving images of this boat here.Depth: 100 feet (30 meters)
Position (lat, long): 34.50, -74.55
See more U-boat dive sites.
Men lost from the boat
31 Dec 1941
An officer was washed overboard from the U-701, being the last casualty of the year. [Leutnant zur See Bernhard Weinitschke]
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
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