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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 on 17 July 1944 in the Norwegian Sea west of Narvik, Norway, in position 68.36N, 08.33E, by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (86 Sqn RAF/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