List of all U-boats

U-704

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered9 Oct 1939
Laid down26 Aug 1940 H C Stülcken Sohn, Hamburg (werk 763)
Launched28 Aug 1941
Commissioned18 Nov 1941Oblt. Horst Kessler
Commanders
18 Nov 1941 - Apr, 1943  Kptlt. Horst Wilhelm Kessler
12 Jun 1943 - Apr, 1944  Oblt. Karl-Heinz Hagenau
Apr, 1944 - Jul, 1944  Ltn. Gerhard Ady
6 Aug 1944 - 18 Dec 1944  Oblt. Wolfgang Schwarzkopf
19 Dec 1944 - 24 Mar 1945  Oblt. Gerhard Nolte
Career
5 patrols
18 Nov 1941-30 Jun 1942  8. Flottille (training)
1 Jul 1942-1 Apr 1943  7. Flottille (active service)
1 Apr 1943-31 May 1943  21. Flottille (school boat)
1 Jun 1943-31 Aug 1943  24. Flottille (school boat)
1 Sep 1943-31 Jul 1944  23. Flottille (school boat)
1 Aug 1944-3 May 1945  21. Flottille (school boat)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 6,942 GRT
Fate

Scuttled 3 May, 1945 at Vegesack. Wreck broken up in 1947.

Final location

See the 1 ships hit by U-704 - View the 5 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-704 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Wolf (13 Jul 1942 - 31 Jul 1942)
   Pirat (31 Jul 1942 - 3 Aug 1942)
   Steinbrinck (3 Aug 1942 - 11 Aug 1942)
   Panther (10 Oct 1942 - 20 Oct 1942)
   Veilchen (20 Oct 1942 - 7 Nov 1942)
   Habicht (10 Jan 1943 - 19 Jan 1943)
   Haudegen (19 Jan 1943 - 9 Feb 1943)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-704 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.


Lion and Spear

Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay