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Ordered25 Jan 1939
Laid down15 May 1940 Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 10)
Launched15 Mar 1941
Commissioned14 May 1941Oblt. Siegfried Rollmann
14 May 1941 - 6 Feb 1942  Kptlt. Siegfried Rollmann
3 patrols
14 May 1941-31 Aug 1941  3. Flottille (training)
1 Sep 1941-6 Feb 1942  3. Flottille (active service)
Successes8 ships sunk, total tonnage 51,859 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,190 tons
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 1,999 GRT

Sunk on 6 February 1942 in the North Atlantic north-east of the Azores, in position 44.10N, 23.52W, by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Rochester and the British corvette HMS Tamarisk. 45 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 10 ships hit by U-82 - View the 3 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-82 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Grönland (11 Aug 1941 - 27 Aug 1941)
   Markgraf (27 Aug 1941 - 16 Sep 1941)
   Schlagetot (20 Oct 1941 - 1 Nov 1941)
   Raubritter (1 Nov 1941 - 14 Nov 1941)

General notes on this boat

The boat was lost during an attack on convoy OS-18 while returning from operations off the US East Coast (Operation Drumbeat).

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-82 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.


Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

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

Attack and Sink!

Edwards, Bernard
($ 12.95)

There was another U-82 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 1 Jul 1916 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 16 Sep 1916. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 82 during WWI.

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