List of all U-boats




Ordered10 Apr 1941
Laid down29 Dec 1941 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 623)
Launched16 Sep 1942
Commissioned5 Nov 1942Kptlt. Willi Hertin
5 Nov 1942 - 28 Jul 1943  Kptlt. Willi Hertin
1 patrol
5 Nov 1942-31 May 1943  5. Flottille (training)
1 Jun 1943-28 Jul 1943  7. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Left Kiel, Germany on 22 July 1943.

Missing since 28 July 1943 north of the Shetland Islands, position unknown, possibly mined. 48 dead (all hands lost).

View the 1 war patrol

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-647 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Media links

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

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.