List of all U-boats

U-76

Type

VIIB

 
Ordered2 Jun 1938
Laid down28 Dec 1939 Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 4)
Launched3 Oct 1940
Commissioned3 Dec 1940Oblt. Friedrich von Hippel
Commanders
3 Dec 1940 - 5 Apr 1941  Oblt. Friedrich von Hippel
Career
1 patrol
3 Dec 1940-1 Mar 1941  7. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1941-5 Apr 1941  7. Flottille (active service)
Successes2 ships sunk, total tonnage 7,290 GRT
Fate

Sunk 5 Apr 1941 south of Iceland, in position 58.35N, 20.20W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Wolverine and the British sloop HMS Scarborough. 1 dead and 42 survivors.

Loss position

See the 2 ships hit by U-76 - View the 1 war patrol

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-76 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.


Black Arrow

Media links


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-76 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 12 Mar 1916 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 11 May 1916. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about the U 76 during WWI.