List of all U-boats

U-962

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered5 Jun 1941
Laid down7 Apr 1942 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 162)
Launched17 Dec 1942
Commissioned11 Feb 1943Oblt. Ernst Liesberg
Commanders
11 Feb 1943 - 8 Apr 1944  Oblt. Ernst Liesberg
Career
2 patrols
11 Feb 1943-31 Jul 1943  5. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1943-8 Apr 1944  7. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 8 April, 1944 in north Atlantic north-west of Cape Finisterre, in position 45.43N, 19.57W, by depth charges from the British sloops HMS Crane and HMS Cygnet. 50 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 2 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

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.


Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel