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Ordered21 Nov 1940
Laid down21 Aug 1942 Kriegsmarinewerft (KMW), Wilhelmshaven (werk 154)
Launched26 Sep 1943
Commissioned18 Nov 1943Oblt. Helmut Block
18 Nov 1943 - 11 Nov 1944  Oblt. (R) Helmut Block
2 patrols
18 Nov 1943-31 May 1944  31. Flottille (training)
1 Jun 1944-31 Jul 1944  9. Flottille (active service)
1 Aug 1944-30 Sep 1944  11. Flottille (active service)
1 Oct 1944-11 Nov 1944  13. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 11 November 1944 in the Norwegian Sea in the Andfjord near Harstad, Norway, in position 69.17N, 16.28E, by torpedoes from the British submarine HMS Venturer. 51 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 2 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-771 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Zorn (27 Sep 1944 - 30 Sep 1944)
   Regenschirm (14 Oct 1944 - 16 Oct 1944)
   Panther (16 Oct 1944 - 10 Nov 1944)

Attacks on this boat and other events

26 Jun 1944

A British B-24 Liberator bomber (Sqdn 86/N) was shot down in the Norwegian Sea west of Ă…lesund.

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-771 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.

Lion on a Shield

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

Submarines versus U-boats

Jones, Geoffrey

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