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 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).

Loss position

Note. Fate map temporarily disabled due to huge Google Maps price increase (20 July 2018).

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)

Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

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