|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||26 Jun 1942||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 174)|
|Launched||11 Mar 1943|
|Commissioned||22 Apr 1943||Oblt. Joachim Zaubitzer|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
The loss of U-974
The Norwegian submarine Ula fired a spread of 4 torpedoes towards U-974 at the range of about 1200 meters. One of those hit the boat just aft of the conning tower causing a major explosion which shook the Ula which crash dived and during that dive they could hear the U-974 break in two as it sank.
General notes on this boat
The boat was discovered in 1996 by a ROV at about 190m depth (ca. 580 feet). She is broken in two parts, one of about 15 meters and the second of around 40 meters in length. The wreck lies about 1000m south east of Loten on the western Bokanfjorden, near Stavanger, Norway.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-974 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
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