List of all U-boats

U-75

Type

VIIB

 
Ordered2 Jun 1938
Laid down15 Dec 1939 Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 3)
Launched18 Oct 1940
Commissioned19 Dec 1940Kptlt. Helmuth Ringelmann
Commanders
19 Dec 1940 - 28 Dec 1941  Kptlt. Helmuth Ringelmann
Career
5 patrols
19 Dec 1940-31 Mar 1941  7. Flottille (training)
1 Apr 1941-1 Oct 1941  7. Flottille (active service)
1 Oct 1941-28 Dec 1941  23. Flottille (active service)
Successes7 ships sunk, total tonnage 37,884 GRT
2 warships sunk, total tonnage 744 tons
Fate

Sunk 28 Dec 1941 in the Mediterranean near Mersa Matruh, in position 31.50N, 26.40E, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Kipling. 14 dead and 30 survivors.

Loss position

See the 9 ships hit by U-75 - View the 5 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-75 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   West (2 Jun 1941 - 20 Jun 1941)
   Goeben (27 Sep 1941 - 5 Oct 1941)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-75 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.


The Snorting Bull - U-47

Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


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

Blair, Clay

There was another U-75 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 30 Jan 1916 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 26 Mar 1916. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 75 during WWI.