German submarine U-967

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Career (Nazi Germany)
Name: U-967
Ordered: 5 June 1941
Builder: Blohm & Voss, Hamburg
Yard number: 167
Laid down: 16 May 1942
Launched: 4 February 1943
Commissioned: 11 March 1943
Fate: Scuttled on 11 August 1944 in Toulon.
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Type VIIC submarine
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
Height: 9.6 m (31 ft 6 in)
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 × 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
5th U-boat Flotilla (Training), 11 March–30 September 1943
6th U-boat Flotilla (Front Boat), 1 October 1943–29 February 1944

29th U-boat Flotilla (Front Boat), 1 March–11 August 1944
Identification codes: M 51 480
Commanders:

Oblt.z.S. Herbert Loeder[2]
11 March 1943–April 1944
K.Kapt. Albrecht Brandi[3]
April–1 July 1944

Oblt.z.S. Heinz-Eugen Eberbach[4]
2 July–11 August 1944
Operations: 3 patrols
Victories: 1 warship sunk for 1,300 tons

German submarine U-967 was a Type VIIC/41 U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine. Her keel was laid down on 16 May 1942 by Blohm & Voss of Hamburg, Germany. She was commissioned on 11 March 1943 with Oberleutnant zur See Herbert Loeder in command. U-967 commanded by Albrecht Brandi on 5 May 1944 torpedoed USS Fechteler in the Western Mediterranean that was sailing with convoy GUS-38.

Summary of raiding career[edit]

Date Ship Name Nationality Tonnage (GRT) Fate[5]
5 May 1944 USS Fechteler  United States Navy 1,300 Sunk

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gröner 1985, pp. 72-74.
  2. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Herbert Loeder". German U-boats of World War II - Uboat.net. Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Albrecht Brandi (Knight's Cross)". German U-boats of World War II - Uboat.net. Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Heinz-Eugen Eberbach". German U-boats of World War II - Uboat.net. Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
  5. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Ships hit by U-967". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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. 
  • 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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Coordinates: 43°7′N 5°55′E / 43.117°N 5.917°E / 43.117; 5.917