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Ordered9 Oct 1939
Laid down3 May 1940 H C Stülcken Sohn, Hamburg (werk 760)
Launched16 Apr 1941
Commissioned16 Jul 1941Kptlt. Horst Degen
16 Jul 1941 - 7 Jul 1942  Kptlt. Horst Degen
3 patrols
16 Jul 1941-1 Dec 1941  3. Flottille (training)
1 Dec 1941-7 Jul 1942  3. Flottille (active service)
Successes5 ships sunk, total tonnage 25,390 GRT
4 auxiliary warships sunk, total tonnage 1,666 GRT
4 ships damaged, total tonnage 37,093 GRT
1 warship damaged, total tonnage 1,190 tons

Sunk on 7 July 1942 in the North Atlantic off Cape Hatteras, in position 34.50N, 74.55W, by depth charges from a US A-29 Hudson aircraft (396th Bomb Sqn USAAF). 39 dead and 7 survivors.

Loss position

See the 14 ships hit by U-701 - View the 3 war patrols

This boat is a dive site

This boat lies in 100 feet (33m) deep waters of Cape Hatteras, USA. She was discovered in 1989 by a team led by Uwe Lovas.

This wreck is a German war grave and should be respected as such

Update: You can see some diving images of this boat here.

Depth: 100 feet (30 meters)
Position (lat, long): 34.50, -74.55

See more U-boat dive sites.

Wolfpack operations

U-701 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Ziethen (6 Jan 1942 - 22 Jan 1942)
   Westwall (2 Mar 1942 - 12 Mar 1942)
   York (12 Mar 1942 - 26 Mar 1942)

Men lost from the boat

31 Dec 1941
An officer was washed overboard from the U-701, being the last casualty of the year. [Leutnant zur See Bernhard Weinitschke]

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

Black Whale

Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

Cape Hatteras

Lloyd, Keith Warren

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

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay

Torpedo Junction

Hickam, Homer
(£ 16.95)

Dive into History

Keatts, Henry C. and Farr, George C.

The Approaching Storm

Chewning, Alpheus J.

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