|Ordered||25 Aug 1941|
|Laid down||21 Dec 1942||H C Stülcken Sohn, Hamburg (werk 788)|
|Launched||21 Sep 1943|
|Commissioned||15 Dec 1943||Ltnt. Hans-Heinrich Reimers|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 2,190 GRT|
Sunk on 27 March 1945 in the North Atlantic in the Sea of 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).
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.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
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