List of all U-boats

U-719

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down3 Jul 1942 H C Stülcken Sohn, Hamburg (werk 785)
Launched28 Apr 1943
Commissioned27 Jul 1943Oblt. Klaus-Dietrich Steffens
Commanders
27 Jul 1943 - 26 Jun 1944  Oblt. Klaus-Dietrich Steffens
Career
1 patrol
27 Jul 1943-30 Apr 1944  5. Flottille (training)
1 May 1944-26 Jun 1944  3. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 26 June, 1944 in the North Atlantic north-west of Ireland, in position 55.33N, 11.02W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Bulldog. 52 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in April 1944. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-719 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


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