|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||30 Aug 1942||Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 368)|
|Launched||3 Apr 1943|
|Commissioned||16 Jun 1943||Fregkpt. Kurt Sturm|
|Successes||2 ships sunk, total tonnage 8,371 GRT|
1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 750 GRT
Decommissioned on 31 December 1944 at Stettin, after being badly damaged by air-laid mines in the British minefield Deodar in the Gironde near Pauillac on 11 August 1944.
Hulk captured by Soviet forces at Stettin in April 1945 and later broken up.
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in August 1944 but it was of course installed prior to that date. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-547 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Pulling plug on UK