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Ordered20 Jan 1941
Laid down7 Apr 1942 Howaldtswerke Hamburg AG, Hamburg (werk 823)
Launched8 May 1943
Commissioned15 Jun 1943Oblt. Harald Muhs
15 Jun 1943 - 2 May 1944  Oblt. Harald Muhs
3 patrols
15 Jun 1943-31 Jan 1944  5. Flottille (training)
1 Feb 1944-2 May 1944  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 2 May 1944 in the Norwegian Sea east of Jan Mayen Island, in position 70.32N, 04.37E, by rockets from a Swordfish aircraft (842 Sqn FAA/B) of the British escort carrier HMS Fencer. 49 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 3 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-674 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Werwolf (23 Feb 1944 - 28 Feb 1944)
   Boreas (4 Mar 1944 - 5 Mar 1944)
   Orkan (5 Mar 1944 - 10 Mar 1944)
   Hammer (10 Mar 1944 - 4 Apr 1944)
   Donner & Keil (20 Apr 1944 - 2 May 1944)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-674 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.

Elf with Jar

Media links

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth

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