|Ordered||20 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||23 Dec 1941||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 622)|
|Launched||3 Sep 1942|
|Commissioned||29 Oct 1942||Ltnt. Heinrich Wulff|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 17 May 1943 in the North Atlantic south-east of Iceland, in position 62.10N, 14.30W, by depth charges from a British Hudson aircraft (269 Sqn RAF/J). 46 dead (all hands lost).
U-646 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Taifun (2 Apr 1943 - 4 Apr 1943)
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-646 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.