U 701

North Carolina,USA

U 701 was a type VII uboat laid down at H.C Stülken & Sohn in Hamburg in May 1940, and was launched in April 1941. She completed two successful patrols and participated in three "Wolfpacks" during the war. She is credited by having sunk five ships under command of Kapitänleutnant Horst Degen. On her third patrol outside the east coast of USA, she was spotted and sunk by depth charges by a A-29 Hudson airplane from USAAF 396th Squadron 7.July 1942. She went down in the deep together with 39 men, and the remaining seven survivors were picked up by a US Coast Guard airplane. The wreck was found in 1989 standing on her keel on a depth of 33 meter east of Diamond Shoals, twenty nautical miles east of Cape Hatteras.

Former names:
U 701
224,1 x 35,2 x 13,5 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
769 displ ( surfaced )  ( D )  ( D )

35°14'21.01"N, 75°6'42.84"W

( Source: National Marine Sanctuaries )

Picture:  Type VII C class uboat
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