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 - 27 Nov 1944  Oblt. Friedrich-Wilhelm Sons
Career
5 patrols
27 Oct 1943-31 Jul 1944  5. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1944-27 Nov 1944  8. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 warship damaged, total tonnage 56 tons
Fate

Sunk after 27 Nov 1944 in the Baltic Sea north-west of Odensholm, in position 59.20N, 23.10E, by a Soviet mine. 51 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, September 2013).

Loss position

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

In the summer of 2013 the wreck of a type VIIC U-boat was discovered by the Estonian Maritime Administration in a depth of 95 meters. It shows damage from mining and was tentatively identified as U-479 by Axel Niestlé.

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