|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||3 Sep 1942||Howaldtswerke Hamburg AG, Hamburg (werk 828)|
|Launched||18 Sep 1943|
|Commissioned||29 Nov 1943||Ltnt. Friedrich Breckwoldt|
|Successes||1 warship sunk, total tonnage 39 tons|
1 warship damaged, total tonnage 36 tons
Sunk on or about 9 January 1945 in the Gulf of Finland off Odensholm, by a Soviet mine. 51 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, March 2013).
The position shown is approximate as it was not yet published where the wreck of U-679 was found and dived in August 2015 by Immi Wallin and her Subzone team: Finding the last missing German WW2 U-boat in the Gulf of Finland.
Previously recorded fate
- Sunk 9 Jan 1945 in the Baltic Sea in position 59.26N, 24.07E by depth charges from the USSR anti-submarine vessel MO 124. (, March 2013)
This boat is a dive site
Discovered in August 2015 by Immi Wallin and her Subzone team off the Estonian coast. The position given here, from Soviet MO-124 attack, is probably not correct as I've not seen the exact position of the wreck. Read Immi Wallin describe the dive.Depth: 295 feet (90 meters)
Position (lat, long): 59.26, 24.07
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Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-679 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.
Lion and Anchor