List of all U-boats

U-479

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered10 Apr 1941
Laid down19 Nov 1942 Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 310)
Launched14 Aug 1943
Commissioned27 Oct 1943Oblt. Friedrich-Wilhelm Sons
Commanders
Aug, 1943 - Aug, 1943  Oblt. Hans-Joachim Förster (Knights Cross)
27 Oct 1943 - 15 Nov 1944  Oblt. Friedrich-Wilhelm Sons
Career
5 patrols
27 Oct 1943-31 Jul 1944  5. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1944-15 Nov 1944  8. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 warship damaged, total tonnage 56 tons
Fate

Listed as missing in the Gulf of Finland, after 15 Nov 1944.

No explanation exists for its loss. 51 dead (all hands lost).

See the 1 ships hit by U-479 - View the 5 war patrols

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.


Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


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


Related page:
U-boats Missing in Action.