|Ordered||9 Oct 1939|
|Laid down||18 Jan 1940||Kriegsmarinewerft (KMW), Wilhelmshaven (werk 139)|
|Launched||18 Oct 1941|
|Commissioned||30 Dec 1941||Oblt. Klaus Harney|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk 1 Sept, 1942 in the North Atlantic, in position 57.41N, 31.30W, by depth charges from the Canadian corvette HMCS Morden. 43 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB, September 1987).
Previously recorded fate
- Sunk on 1 Sept, 1942 in the North Atlantic, in position 58.08N, 27.33W, by American Catalina aircraft (Sqdn. VP-73). (Postwar assessment)
Notes. This attack was in fact against the U-91 inflicting minor damages.
U-756 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Vorwärts (25 Aug 1942 - 1 Sep 1942)
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-756 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.