|Ordered||9 Oct 1939|
|Laid down||15 Nov 1940||Kriegsmarinewerft (KMW), Wilhelmshaven (werk 142)|
|Launched||30 May 1942|
|Commissioned||15 Aug 1942||Oblt. Rudolf Friedrich|
|Successes||2 ships sunk, total tonnage 12,764 GRT|
Sunk on 15 July 1943 in the Caribbean Sea south of Haiti, in position 15.58N, 73.44W, by depth charges from a US Mariner aircraft (VP-32 USN/P-10). 47 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, December 1997).
Previously recorded fate
- Sunk by the American Mariner aircraft (USN VP-32/P-12) on 26 July 1943 in position 18.06N, 75.00W. (Postwar assessment)
Notes. This attack actually sank the U-359.
U-759 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Neptun (18 Feb 1943 - 3 Mar 1943)
Attacks on this boat and other events
6 Jul 1943
After sinking the Dutch merchant Poelau Roebiah in convoy ZG 36 east of Jamaica, U-759 was attacked by an aircraft and the US Coast Guard cutter USCGC Bronco (WYP 340) (two depth charges from each), but escaped unscathed.
8 Jul 1943
The boat was attacked by a US Navy scout plane but escaped unharmed after seven hours of attacks by Allied surface ships brought in by the aircraft. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page )
2 recorded attacks on this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-759 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.