|Ordered||10 Apr 1941|
|Laid down||19 Sep 1942||Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 307)|
|Launched||5 Jun 1943|
|Commissioned||28 Jul 1943||Oblt. Otto Niethmann|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
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.
Attacks on this boat
24 May 1944
The boat was scuttled on 24 May after crippling damage from a British Catalina flying boat (RAF Sqdn 210/V). 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 the day after. Only three of the men from U-476 survived.
1 recorded attack on this boat.
General notes on this boat
Men lost from the boat
24 May 1944
The boat was scuttled on 24 May after a crippling damage from a Catalina aircraft (Sqdn 210/V). U-990 saved 21 of the crew, 34 died went down with the boat. But the U-990 was sunk by a Liberator aircraft the very next day and then even more men from the U-476 died.
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -