U 576

North Carolina,USA

U 576 was a type VIIC uboat laid down by Blohm & Voss in Hamburg in August 1940. She was launched in April 1941. After a few moths of sea trials and training, she stood ready for active duty in 7. Unterseeboot Flotille in St. Nazaire under command of Kapitänleutnant Hans-Dieter Heinicke. She did five war patrols during her career, and is credited with sinking four ships, and damaged another two. She was sunk in an combined effort by two American Kingfisher airplanes and the armed merchant ship Unicoi outside North Carolina 15. July 1942. She disappeared in the deep with all hands lost.. The wreck was found in 2014 approximately 30 nautical miles outside Cape Hatteras on a depth of 210 meter.

Former names:
U 576

224,1 x 35,2 x 13,5 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
769 displ ( surfaced ) Hamburg ( D ) 1941 St. Nazaire ( F )

34°45'44.86"N, 75°30'27.22"W
( Source: NOAA )

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