List of all U-boats

U-476

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered10 Apr 1941
Laid down19 Sep 1942 Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 307)
Launched5 Jun 1943
Commissioned28 Jul 1943Oblt. Otto Niethmann
Commanders
28 Jul 1943 - 25 May 1944  Oblt. Otto Niethmann
Career
1 patrol
28 Jul 1943-31 Mar 1944  5. Flottille (training)
1 Apr 1944-25 May 1944  3. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Damaged on 24 May, 1944 by depth charges from British Catalina aircraft (Sqdn. 210/V).

Scuttled at 0102hrs on 25 May, 1944 north-west of Trondheim, Norway, in position 65.08N, 04.53E, by torpedoes from U-990. 34 dead and 21 survivors.

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Attacks on this boat and other events

24 May 1944
Following crippling damage from an attack by a British Catalina flying boat (RAF Sqdn 210/V) on this day, the boat was scuttled on 25 May. U-990 saved 21 of the crew, but 34 went down with the boat. U-990 was then herself sunk by a B-24 Liberator on the 26th. Only three of the men from U-476 survived.

1 recorded attack on this boat.

General notes on this boat

25 May 1944. U-990 saved 21 men from U-476, but was herself sunk a few hours later. 34 men from U-476 died (31 on U-476 and 3 on U-990).

Men lost from the boat

24 May 1944
Following crippling damage from an attack by a British Catalina flying boat (RAF Sqdn 210/V) on this day, the boat was scuttled on 25 May. U-990 saved 21 of the crew, but 34 went down with the boat. U-990 was then herself sunk by a B-24 Liberator on the 26th. Only three of the men from U-476 survived.

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -


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