|Ordered||10 Apr 1941|
|Laid down||19 Nov 1942||Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 310)|
|Launched||14 Aug 1943|
|Commissioned||27 Oct 1943||Oblt. Friedrich-Wilhelm Sons|
|Successes||1 warship damaged, total tonnage 56 tons|
Listed as missing in the Gulf of Finland, after 15 Nov, 1944.
No explanation exists for its loss. 51 dead (all hands lost).
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-479 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
U-boats Missing in Action.