List of all U-boats

U-741

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered5 Jun 1941
Laid down30 Apr 1942 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1544)
Launched4 Feb 1943
Commissioned10 Apr 1943Oblt. Gerhard Palmgren
Commanders
10 Apr 1943 - 15 Aug 1944  Oblt. Gerhard Palmgren
Career
5 patrols
10 Apr 1943-31 Oct 1943  8. Flottille (training)
1 Nov 1943-15 Aug 1944  1. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 warship a total loss, total tonnage 1,625 tons
Fate

Sunk 15 Aug, 1944 in the English Channel north-west of Le Havre, in position 50.20.84N, 00.34.68W, by depth charges from the British corvette HMS Orchis. 48 dead and 1 survivor.

Loss position

See the 1 ships hit by U-741 - View the 5 war patrols

This boat is a dive site

Position (lat, long): 50.20, -0.34

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Wolfpack operations

U-741 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Coronel 1 (14 Dec 1943 - 17 Dec 1943)
   Sylt (18 Dec 1943 - 23 Dec 1943)
   Rügen 2 (23 Dec 1943 - 28 Dec 1943)
   Rügen 1 (28 Dec 1943 - 7 Jan 1944)
   Rügen (7 Jan 1944 - 14 Jan 1944)
   Preussen (7 Mar 1944 - 22 Mar 1944)

Attacks on this boat and other events

11 Mar 1944
While outbound from France the boat was twice attacked by allied aircraft. Date may be approximate. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 505)

11 Mar 1944
When surfacing after an aircraft attack the boat was again attacked - this time by aircraft and surface escorts. The boat was hunted for 3 hours but managed to get away.

5 Jul 1944
Only a few hours after leaving port the boat was attacked by 3 allied "destroyers" and suffered some damage. The boat eluded its pursuers and continued its patrol. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 602)

3 recorded attacks on this boat.

General notes on this boat

U-741 has been found in the English Channel and is possibly a dive site, although we're not sure of the conditions.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in May 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-741 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.


Tree in Desert

Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


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