|Ordered||7 Jul 1944|
|Laid down||19 Oct 1944||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 943)|
|Launched||14 Dec 1944|
|Commissioned||10 Jan 1945||Oblt. Arnold Wiechmann|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Scuttled on 5 May 1945 at Hörup Haff in position 55.43N, 10.10,9E. 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-4701 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.