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Ordered10 Apr 1941
Laid down19 Oct 1942 Nordseewerke, Emden (werk 219)
Launched21 May 1943
Commissioned7 Jul 1943Oblt. Johann de Buhr
7 Jul 1943 - 17 Jul 1944  Oblt. Johann de Buhr
4 patrols
7 Jul 1943-28 Feb 1944  8. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1944-31 May 1944  9. Flottille (active service)
1 Jun 1944-17 Jul 1944  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk 17 July 1944 west of Narvik, Norway, in position 68.36N, 08.33E, by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (Sqdn 86/U). 49 dead (all hands lost). (Eric Zimmerman, January 1997).

Loss position

View the 4 war patrols

Previously recorded fate

  • Sunk 17 July, 1944 in the Arctic west of Narvik, Norway, in position 68.35N, 06.00E, by depth charges from a British Catalina aircraft (Sqdn. 210). (Postwar assessment)
    Notes. This attack was in fact sank the U-361.

Wolfpack operations

U-347 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Trutz (15 May 1944 - 31 May 1944)
   Grimm (31 May 1944 - 6 Jun 1944)
   Trutz (5 Jul 1944 - 10 Jul 1944)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-347 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

Large Cat leaping the Earth

Media links

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel