List of all U-boats

U-754

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered9 Oct 1939
Laid down8 Jan 1940 Kriegsmarinewerft (KMW), Wilhelmshaven (werk 137)
Launched5 Jul 1941
Commissioned28 Aug 1941Kptlt. Hans Oestermann
Commanders
28 Aug 1941 - 31 Jul 1942  Kptlt. Hans Oestermann
Career
3 patrols
28 Aug 1941-30 Nov 1941  5. Flottille (training)
1 Dec 1941-31 Jul 1942  1. Flottille (active service)
Successes13 ships sunk, total tonnage 55,659 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 490 GRT
Fate

Sunk on 31 July 1942 in North Atlantic south of Nova Scotia, in position 43.02N, 64.52W, by depth charges of a Canadian Hudson aircraft (113 Sqn RCAF/625). 43 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 14 ships hit by U-754 - View the 3 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-754 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Ziethen (6 Jan 1942 - 22 Jan 1942)

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-754 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.


Eagle on Shield

Media links


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


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