List of all U-boats

U-4712

Type

XXIII

 
Ordered7 Jul 1944
Laid down3 Jan 1945 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 954)
Launched1 Mar 1945
Commissioned3 Apr 1945Oblt. Karl-Heinz Rohlfing
Commanders
3 Apr 1945 - 3 May 1945  Oblt. Karl-Heinz Rohlfing
Career
No patrols
3 Apr 1945-3 May 1945  5. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Scuttled on 3 May 1945 at Germaniawerft, Kiel. 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-4712 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