List of all U-boats

U-612

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down21 Apr 1941 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 588)
Launched9 Jan 1942
Commissioned5 Mar 1942Oblt. Paul Siegmann
Commanders
5 Mar 1942 - 6 Aug 1942  Kptlt. Paul Siegmann (German Cross in Gold)
31 May 1943 - 20 Feb 1944  Oblt. Theodor Petersen (German Cross in Gold)
21 Feb 1944 - 2 May 1945  Oblt. Hans-Peter Dick
Career
No patrols
5 Mar 1942-6 Aug 1942  5. Flottille (training)
31 May 1943-28 Feb 1945  24. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1945-2 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk on 6 Aug 1942 near Gotenhafen, after a collision with U-444. 2 dead and 43 survivors.

Raised in August 1942 and returned to service on 31 May 1943 as a training boat.

Scuttled on 2 May 1945 at Warnemünde, in position 54.11N, 12.05E. Wreck broken up in 1946.

Final location

Men lost from the boat

6 Aug 1942
During training in the Baltic U-612 collided with U-444 killing two men from U-612 which sank to the seabed. The boat was later raised and used for training. [Obermaschinist Wilhelm Merz, Maschinenobergefreiter Gerhard Ehrlich] (The I WO Herbert A. Werner described the loss in his book ´Iron Coffins´)

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -


Media links


Another Place, Another Time

Hirschmann, Werner


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel