|Ordered||7 Dec 1940|
|Laid down||1 Dec 1941||Deutsche Schiff und Maschinenbau AG, Bremen (werk 360)|
|Launched||31 Oct 1942|
|Commissioned||12 Jun 1943||Kptlt. Rolf Steinhaus|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 1,621 GRT|
Surrendered on 11 May 1945 at Loch Eriboll, Scotland.
Later transferred to Lisahally, Northern Ireland.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Attacks on this boat and other events
28 Apr 1944
The target of the depth charge attack on 28 April 1944 in the Bay of Biscay west of Nantes, France in position 45.38N, 09.43W, by a British Wellington aircraft (612 Sqn RAF/W), formerly credited with sinking U-193, was actually U-802, which escaped undamaged. (Sources: 1996-07-01, Axel Niestlé)
19 Aug 1944
En route to the St. Lawrence River at night, the boat was ambushed by the USS Bogue hunter-killer group, and three depth charges from one of the aircraft caused minor damage (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 622)
28 Aug 1944
SW of St Pierre et Miquelon: Allied aircraft forced the boat to dive. No damage. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 622)
14 Sep 1944
The boat fired a T-5 torpedo at a "destroyer" in the St. Lawrence seaway, which missed, and was in turn attacked by escorts, but managed to escape, entering Bergen, Norway 12 Nov. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 622)
4 recorded attacks on this boat.
General notes on this boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in June 1944.
Men lost from the boat
11 Apr 1944
An accident required the amputation of a man's finger.
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Clover and N