|Ordered||25 Jan 1939|
|Laid down||15 May 1940||Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 10)|
|Launched||15 Mar 1941|
|Commissioned||14 May 1941||Oblt. Siegfried Rollmann|
|Successes||8 ships sunk, total tonnage 51,859 GRT|
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,190 tons
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 1,999 GRT
Sunk on 6 February 1942 in the North Atlantic north-east of the Azores, in position 44.10N, 23.52W, by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Rochester and the British corvette HMS Tamarisk. 45 dead (all hands lost).
U-82 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Grönland (11 Aug 1941 - 27 Aug 1941)
Markgraf (27 Aug 1941 - 16 Sep 1941)
Schlagetot (20 Oct 1941 - 1 Nov 1941)
Raubritter (1 Nov 1941 - 14 Nov 1941)
General notes on this boat
The boat was lost during an attack on convoy OS-18 while returning from operations off the US East Coast (Operation Drumbeat).
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-82 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.
There was another U-82 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 1 Jul 1916 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 16 Sep 1916. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 82 during WWI.