U 976

France,Europe

U 976 was a type VII uboat that was built at Blohm & Voss in Hamburg in 1942. She was launched in March 1943, and put under command of Oberleutnant zur see Raimund Tielser. After a period as a training boat in 5.Flotille, she was transferred in November 1943 to 7.Flotille in St. Nazaire. She participated in six Wolfpack operations in the Atlantic sea before she herself was sunk by British Mosquito planes outside St. Nazaire 25.March 1944. Four men of the crew perished under the attack. The wreck rest today on a depth of 45 to 54 meter southwest of Noirmontier-en-Ile.


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U 976

224,1 x 35,2 x 13,5 f
     
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769 displ ( surfaced ) Hamburg ( D ) 1943 St.Nazaire ( FR  )

46.50N, 02.41,5W
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