U 701

North Carolina,North America

U 701 was laid down at H.C Stülken & Sohn in Hamburg and launched 16.April 1941. She completed two successful patrols and participated in three "Wolfpacks" and sunk five ships in her career under command of Kapitänleutnant Horst Degen. On her third patrol outside the east coast of USA she was sunk by depth charges by a Hudson plane from USAAF 396th Squadron 7.July 1942. 39 men of the crew perished. The wreck of the uboat was found in 1988 standing on her keel on a depth of 32 meter east of Diamond Shoals, 20 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 )

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Picture: Horst Degen
Commander on U 701
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