|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||30 Apr 1942||F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1544)|
|Launched||4 Feb 1943|
|Commissioned||10 Apr 1943||Oblt. Gerhard Palmgren|
|Successes||1 warship a total loss, total tonnage 1,625 tons|
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.
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.