|Ordered||10 Apr 1941|
|Laid down||24 Apr 1942||H C Stülcken Sohn, Hamburg (werk 783)|
|Launched||20 Feb 1943|
|Commissioned||19 May 1943||Oblt. Siegfried von Rothkirch und Panthen|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Scuttled on 2 May, 1945 in the Wasserlebenbucht, in position 54.49N, 09.27E, after being damaged by British bombs.
Attacks on this boat and other events
14 Oct 1944
2 of the crew were killed and 3 wounded in an air raid on Libau (Liepaja). [Matrosenobergefreiter Walter Steube, Maschinenobergefreiter August Gro▀donk]
1 recorded attack on this boat.
General notes on this boat
The position of loss for this boat is incorrect as the given position is inland it seems.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-717 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.