List of all U-boats

U-4706

Type

XXIII

 
Ordered7 Jul 1944
Laid down14 Nov 1944 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 948)
Launched19 Jan 1945
Commissioned7 Feb 1945Oblt. Manfred Schneider
Commanders
7 Feb 1945 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. Manfred Schneider
Career
No patrols
7 Feb 1945-8 May 1945  5. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Kristiansand Süd, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Post war information (see more post-war boats):
Transferred to Norway in October 1948. Became the Norwegian submarine KNM Knerter. Used for storage by the Royal Norwegian Yacht Club from 14 Apr 1950. Stricken in 1954 and broken up.

Final location

Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-4706 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.


Crew XII/39

Media links


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth