|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||16 May 1942||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 167)|
|Launched||4 Feb 1943|
|Commissioned||11 Mar 1943||Ltnt. Herbert Loeder|
|Successes||1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,300 tons|
Scuttled on 19 August 1944 off Saint-Mandrier peninsula at Toulon, France, in position 43.05N, 05.56E, to prevent capture because the boat was unseaworthy after being badly damaged by bombs during US air raids (15th AF) at Toulon on 5 July, 11 July and 6 August 1944. 2 dead, unknown number of survivors.
Wreck raised in 1945 and broken up.
U-967 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Siegfried (25 Oct 1943 - 27 Oct 1943)
Siegfried 1 (27 Oct 1943 - 30 Oct 1943)
Körner (30 Oct 1943 - 2 Nov 1943)
Tirpitz 2 (2 Nov 1943 - 8 Nov 1943)
Eisenhart 4 (9 Nov 1943 - 15 Nov 1943)
Schill 3 (18 Nov 1943 - 22 Nov 1943)
Attacks on this boat and other events
21 Nov 1943
At 06.12 hrs the boat fought off a "Halifax" aircraft with flak. This was probably B-24 Liberator A for Able from 53 Sqdn RAF, pilot W/C H.R.A. Edwards, AFC), escorting convoy SL 139, which was unable to attack because its Leigh Light failed. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)
30 Nov 1943
While inbound in the Bay of Biscay an unidentified aircraft attacked the boat, which again escaped unharmed. The boat put into St. Nazaire the next day. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 441)
2 recorded attacks on this boat.
Men lost from the boat
12 Oct 1943
The boat lost a man overboard in the North Atlantic on 12 October. [Mechnikergfreiter Hans Brackert]
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
7 and Clover
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