|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||7 Apr 1942||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 162)|
|Launched||17 Dec 1942|
|Commissioned||11 Feb 1943||Oblt. Ernst Liesberg|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 8 April 1944 in the North Atlantic north-west of Cape Finisterre, Spain, in position 45.43N, 19.57W, by depth charges from the British sloops HMS Crane and HMS Cygnet. 50 dead (all hands lost).
U-962 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Coronel (4 Dec 1943 - 8 Dec 1943)
Coronel 2 (8 Dec 1943 - 14 Dec 1943)
Coronel 3 (14 Dec 1943 - 17 Dec 1943)
Borkum (18 Dec 1943 - 26 Dec 1943)
Preussen (22 Feb 1944 - 22 Mar 1944)
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-962 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.