List of all U-boats

U-722

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down21 Dec 1942 H C Stülcken Sohn, Hamburg (werk 788)
Launched21 Sep 1943
Commissioned15 Dec 1943Ltnt. Hans-Heinrich Reimers
Commanders
15 Dec 1943 - 27 Mar 1945  Oblt. Hans Reimers
Career
3 patrols
15 Dec 1943-31 Jul 1944  31. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1944-30 Sep 1944  1. Flottille (active service)
1 Oct 1944-27 Mar 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 2,190 GRT
Fate

Sunk 27 March 1945 in the North Atlantic near the Hebrides, in position 57.09N, 06.55W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Fitzroy, HMS Redmill and HMS Byron. 44 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 1 ships hit by U-722 - View the 3 war patrols

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in October 1944 but it was of course installed prior to that date. 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-722 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.


Lions on Shield

Media links


U-Boats at War

Showell, Jak P. Mallmann


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