List of all U-boats




Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down19 Aug 1942 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1557)
Launched13 May 1943
Commissioned17 Jul 1943Cdr. Rigoli (Italian)
Oct, 1943 - May, 1944  Oblt. Erich Jewinski
May, 1944 - 1 Apr 1945  Oblt. G√ľnter Zahnow
No patrols
1 Sep 1943-1 Apr 1945  24. Flottille (training)
1 Apr 1945-1 Apr 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Destroyed 1 April 1945 in Hamburg, by US bombs.

Loss position

Renamed S 3 after being transferred to Italy in exchange for transport vessels. Reverted to Germany as U-747 after the Italian capitulation.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-747 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.

Crew X/39

Media links

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel