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Ordered10 Apr 1941
Laid down17 Oct 1942 Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 308)
Launched3 Jul 1943
Commissioned18 Aug 1943Oblt. Karl-Joachim Jenssen
18 Aug 1943 - 3 Jun 1944  Oblt. Karl-Joachim Jenssen
1 patrol
18 Aug 1943-31 May 1944  5. Flottille (training)
1 Jun 1944-3 Jun 1944  6. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 3 June 1944 in the Norwegian Sea west of Trondheim, Norway, in position 63.59N, 01.37E, by depth charges from a Canadian Canso aircraft (162 Sqn RCAF/T). 51 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat

This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in May 1944.

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-477 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

Cow's head and U-boat

Media links

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

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