|Ordered||25 Aug 1941|
|Laid down||19 Aug 1942||F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1557)|
|Launched||13 May 1943|
|Commissioned||17 Jul 1943||Cdr. Rigoli (Italian)|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Given to Italy in exchange for transport submarines and renamed S 3. On 10 September 1943 taken over by the Kriegsmarine at Gotenhafen after the Italian surrender and commissioned as U-747 on 5 October 1943.
Scuttled on 5 May 1945 at Hamburg-Finkenwerder in box No.3 of U-boat pen Fink II, in position 53.32,6N, 09.51.3E, after being badly damaged in the U-boat pen by bombs during US air raid (8th AF) on 9 April 1945. Wreck broken up.
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.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.