Unterseeboot 462Unterseeboot 462 (U-462)
was a Type XIV U-boat
") of the Kriegsmarine
. Her keel was laid down January 2
, by Deutsche Werke of Kiel
. She was commissioned March 5
with Oberleutnant zur See
Bruno Vowe in command. Vowe commanded the boat until she was lost.
U-462 conducted eight patrols. As a supply boat, she avoided combat.
On June 21, 1943 Matrosengefreiter Ferdinand Brunnbaur was killed and four others were wounded during an attack from Mosquito aircraft.
On July 30, 1943, U-462 was sunk by a British Handley-Page Halifax aircraft (Sqdn 502/S) and gunfire from the British sloops HMS Wren, Kite, Woodpecker, Wild Goose, and Woodcock in the Bay of Biscay. One crewman was killed, the other 64 survived.