|Ordered||10 Apr 1941|
|Laid down||29 Dec 1941||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 623)|
|Launched||16 Sep 1942|
|Commissioned||5 Nov 1942||Kptlt. Willi Hertin|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Missing since 28 July 1943 in the Norwegian Sea north of the Shetland Islands. There is no plausible explanation for its loss. 48 dead (all hands lost).
U-647 sent its last radio message on 28 July 1943 from approx. position 64.00N, 01.30W while en route to its operational area in the North Atlantic through the Iceland passage. The boat was posted as missing after failing to report its position on 9 August 1943.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-647 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
U-boats Missing in Action.