List of all U-boats

U-4701

Type

XXIII

 
Ordered7 Jul 1944
Laid down19 Oct 1944 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 943)
Launched14 Dec 1944
Commissioned10 Jan 1945Oblt. Arnold Wiechmann
Commanders
10 Jan 1945 - 5 May 1945  Oblt. (R) Arnold Wiechmann
Career
No patrols
10 Jan 1945-5 May 1945  5. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Scuttled on 5 May 1945 at Hörup Haff in position 55.43N, 10.10,9E. Wreck broken up.

Final location

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-4701 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


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

Wynn, Kenneth