List of all U-boats

U-708

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered6 Aug 1940
Laid down31 Mar 1941 H C Stülcken Sohn, Hamburg (werk 772)
Launched24 Mar 1942
Commissioned24 Jul 1942Oblt. Werner Heintze
Commanders
24 Jul 1942 - Jun, 1943   Werner Heintze
Jun, 1943 - 29 Feb 1944  Oblt. Klaus Andersen
1 Mar 1944 - 14 Apr 1944  Oblt. Ewald Pick
15 Apr 1944 - 3 May 1945  Oblt. Herbert Kühn
Career
No patrols
24 Jul 1942-30 Sep 1943  8. Flottille (training)
1 Oct 1943-1 Feb 1944  7. Flottille (active service)
1 Feb 1944-1 Apr 1944  5. Flottille (training)
1 Apr 1944-15 Mar 1945  21. Flottille (school boat)
16 Mar 1945-3 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Scuttled on 3 May 1945 at Wilhelmshaven. Wreck broken up in 1947.

Final location

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-708 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.


Seahorse

Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel