|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||16 Dec 1942||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 681)|
|Launched||23 Sep 1943|
|Commissioned||23 Oct 1943||Oblt. Gerhard Matschulat|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 207 GRT|
General notes on this boat
5 Jul 1944. U-247 sank the British fishing boat Noreen Mary with gunfire (!) approx. 20 miles west of Cape Wrath, Scotland. This was a remarkable event for this stage of the war, when U-boats were continually harried by blanket allied air cover.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-247 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.