German submarine U-756

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Career (Nazi Germany)
Name: U-756
Ordered: 9 October 1939[1]
Builder: Kriegsmarinewerft Wilhelmshaven
Laid down: 18 January 1940[1]
Launched: 30 October 1941[1]
Commissioned: 30 Dec 1941[1]
Status: Destroyed 1 September 1942[1]
General characteristics
Displacement: 769 tonnes (757 long tons) surfaced
871 t (857 long tons) submerged
Length: 67.1 m (220 ft 2 in) o/a
50.5 m (165 ft 8 in) pressure hull
Beam: 6.2 m (20 ft 4 in) o/a
4.7 m (15 ft 5 in) pressure hull
Draft: 4.74 m (15 ft 7 in)
Propulsion: 2 × supercharged Germaniawerft 6-cylinder 4-stroke F46 diesel engines, totalling 2,800–3,200 bhp (2,100–2,400 kW). Max rpm: 470-490
2 × GL RP 137/c electric motors, totalling 750 shp (560 kW) and max rpm: 296
Speed: 17.7 knots (32.8 km/h; 20.4 mph) surfaced
7.6 knots (14.1 km/h; 8.7 mph) submerged
Range: 8,500 nmi (15,700 km; 9,800 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph) surfaced
80 nmi (150 km; 92 mi) at 4 knots (7.4 km/h; 4.6 mph) submerged
Test depth: 230 m (750 ft)
Crush depth: 250–295 m (820–968 ft)
Complement: 44–52 officers & ratings
Armament:
Service record
Part of:

Kriegsmarine
6th U-boat Flotilla (training)
(30 Dec 1941 - 1 Aug 1942)[1]

6th U-boat Flotilla (front Boat, 1 patrol)
(1 Aug 1942 - 1 Sep 1942)[1]
Commanders: Kptlt. Klaus Harney
(30 Dec 1941 - 1 Sep 1942)
Operations: 1st Patrol
(15 Aug 1942 - 1 Sep 1942)
Victories: None

German submarine U-756 was a Type VIIC U-boat built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine for service during World War II. Launched from Werk 139 at the Kriegsmarinewerft (KMW) in Wilhelmshaven Lower Saxony (then, the Free State of Oldenburg), she served with 6th U-boat flotilla from 30 December 1941 to 1 September 1942 under the command of Kapitänleutnant Klaus Harney.[1] U-756 did not survive to complete her first patrol and did not sink or damage any ships.

Eighteen days into her first patrol,[2] on September 1, 1942 U-756 was in position 58°08′N 27°33′W / 58.133°N 27.550°W / 58.133; -27.550Coordinates: 58°08′N 27°33′W / 58.133°N 27.550°W / 58.133; -27.550 in the mid North-Atlantic[3] when she was attacked by the Canadian corvette HMCS Morden. Heavily damaged, the vessel went down with all 43 aboard.

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Bibliography
  • Busch, Rainer; Röll, Hans-Joachim (1999). Deutsche U-Boot-Verluste von September 1939 bis Mai 1945. Der U-Boot-Krieg (in German) IV (Hamburg, Berlin, Bonn: Mittler). ISBN 3-8132-0514-2. 
  • Edwards, Bernard (1996). Dönitz and the Wolf Packs - The U-boats at War. Cassell Military Classics. pp. 103, 105. ISBN 0-304-35203-9. 
  • Gröner, Erich (1985). U-Boote, Hilfskreuzer, Minenschiffe, Netzleger, Sperrbrecher. Die deutschen Kriegsschiffe 1815-1945 (in German) III (Koblenz: Bernard & Graefe). ISBN 3-7637-4802-4. 

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